2016 Lifetime Achievement Award



Susan Point
Musqueam

Susan PointSusan Point, O.C., RCA., DFA., D.Litt. (1952Ė) is a descendant of the Musqueam, Coast Salish peoples; she is the daughter of Edna Grant and Anthony Point.

Susan inherited the beliefs of her culture and ancestral traditions of her people from her mother Edna Ė who learned from her mother, Mary Charlie-Grant. Susanís distinct style has inspired a movement in Coast Salish art. She draws creativity from the stories of her ancestors and forged the use of non-traditional materials and techniques, therefore inspiring a whole new generation of artists.

Susan is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada. She has been recognized with an Indspire Achievement Award, a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, a B.C. Creative Achievement Award, appointed lifetime member to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, was listed one of B.Cís 100 Most Influential Women, and was named one of Vancouverís 2012 Remarkable Women.

Susan has Honorary Doctorates from the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the University of B.C. and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 2016, Susan was a recipient of the City of Vancouverís Civic Merit Award.





Thank you

FPHLCC

Many thanks to Cathi Charles Wherry, Arts Program Coordinator, of the First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council who provided tremendous assistance in the establishment of the award.


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