Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Adeline Webber has served as Administrator of Yukon since 2018, after spending most of her career working in the federal public service, including as the Yukon District Director for the Public Service Commission of Canada. She is a proud member of the Teslin Tlingit Nation.
Ms. Webber has dedicated her life to 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 has also played an important role in the implementation of land claims and First Nation self-government agreements in the territory. In 2022, she was a member of the Assembly of First Nations delegation that met with His Holiness Pope Francis in Rome, where he delivered an apology for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system in Canada.
Ms. Webber continues to be involved in causes closest to her heart, such as the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle, an organization she founded. She is also the Chair of the Yukon Residential Schools Missing Children working group.
Ms. Webber is an honorary lifetime member of the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre and has received various other recognitions for her work and advocacy, including the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.