Stewart, Jay

Culture/Community

Canadian

Biography

Jay Stewart has been active in the heritage and culture fields in British Columbia since the mid 1970s. She served as executive director of the Campbell River Museum for 18 years. In 1996 she formed the consulting firm of Stewart Macnair Inc. and was joined in the company by partner Peter Macnair in 1997. Since then they have collaborated on several research projects and two major exhibitions. During the past twenty years Stewart has worked closely with First Nations elders, artists, students and chiefs. She initiated teaching collections of contemporary artifacts, outreach programs, artifact loans and services to families for traditional ceremonies including potlatches.