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Lucy Rain Simpson

Executive Director

Ms. Simpson brings a wealth of legal and public policy experience to the NIWRC, having served as an attorney in Indian country for almost 15 years, with over five years of financial and administrative management and supervision experience. Previous to joining the NIWRC team, she served as the Public Policy Coordinator for Sacred Circle and as the Senior Staff Attorney for the Indian Law Resource Center, where she worked on, among other projects, the Center’s Safe Women, Strong Nations project to address the epidemic of violence against Native women in this country. She has substantial experience working with Indian nations to promote tribal sovereignty, tribal code development, and protecting Native women and their families.