Adeline Webber is a proud member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She was born and raised in Whitehorse, where she spent most of her career working in the federal public service, including serving as the Yukon District Director for the Public Service Commission of Canada.
Ms. Webber has been volunteering and defending the interests of Yukoners, especially Indigenous Peoples, both locally and nationally. She worked on the recognition and acknowledgement of rights for Indigenous Peoples in Yukon, including Indigenous women’s rights. She also played an important role in the implementation of land claims and First Nation self-government agreements in the territory.
Now retired, she continues to be involved in the cause closest to her heart, as vice-president of the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle, an organization she founded.
In addition to being an honorary lifetime member of the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, she has received various other recognitions for her work and advocacy, including the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.