Gloria Cranmer Webster, O.C.
Gloria Cranmer Webster has devoted her life to the preservation and celebration of Indigenous culture and traditions. She was the founding director and curator of the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, which preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka’wakw and houses a collection repatriated from the Canadian Museum of History. A proud 'Namgis, she has lent her expertise in anthropology and museology to numerous exhibits within Canada and abroad. Through her wisdom and determination, she has helped foster greater public knowledge of her heritage.