Susan A. Point
Susan Point is a descendant of the Musqueam, Coast Salish peoples; she is the daughter of Edna Grant-Point and Anthony Point. Susan inherited the beliefs of her culture and ancestral traditions of her people from her mother Edna – who learned from her mother, Mary Charlie-Grant. Susan’s 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 many awards and she was listed one of B.C’s 100 most influential women, and was one of Vancouver’s 2012 Remarkable Women.