2018 Dehe Wang of the Ersu Tibetan language community (Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China)

2017 Bessie Ejai and Jessie Sampi of the Bardi language community of the Kimberley region of Northwestern Australia

2016 Valerie Switzler (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon)

2015 Muriel Fisher (Tucson Gaelic Institute)

2014 Mary Ann Metallic (Listuguj Education Directorate – Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government)