Senator Adeline Webber is a proud member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation and was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. Adeline became involved in the Skookum Jim Hall in the mid 1960’s, (later renamed Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.) She became a Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Board member in 1989 and would serve as President for ten years. After more than 15 years on the Board of Directors of the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, having served on the executive during the entire period she retired in 2004 and was appointed honorary lifetime member of the society. In addition to her dedication to the Friendship Centre Movement, Adeline continues to be actively engaged in a variety of volunteer work both locally and nationally. Adeline has received various rewards and recognitions for her work and advocacy which include the Yukon Commissioner’s Award for Public Service and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Service Award. For her extraordinary efforts and work in the federal public service, Adeline was acknowledged and received the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal. Adeline in one of the most sought-after community members and volunteers in the Yukon, Adeline is a Yukon territorial treasure to the many people whose lives she has touched with her hard work and dedication to the development of our communities.