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Sebastian, Ron ; GWIN BUTSXW (b. 1945)

Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en

Ron A. Sebastian is a Northwest Coast Native Artist. He holds a name, GWIN BUTSXW (Likes-to-be-Packed) in the House of Spookw, Lak Gibuu (Wolf) Clan. One side of Ron's family is Gitksan and the other side is Wet'suwet'en. He was born in 1945 on a Fishpacker that was taking his mother from Carlisle to Prince Rupert, on the British Columbia Coast. Ron was raised in the Wet'suwet'en village of Hagwilget, where he also lives and works today with his wife, Tracy, and their five children. Since June 1990, Ron and Tracey have managed in their home a giftshop that features Ron's artwork.