Lacey is an enrolled member of the Ninilchik Village Tribe (Dena’ina Athabaskan), is also Alutiq and a descendant of the A’aniiih Nation. She was born and raised on Coast Salish lands and has a deep love for her urban Indigenous community and has served the community in many different capacities over the years. Her specialty is in program development from a trauma informed and healing centered lens. Lacey developed the social enterprise and vocational rehabilitation program Native Works that served Indigenous elders in workforce development. That program brought together entrepreneurship, art, culture, and community to ensure elders who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness had an income to improve their overall physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With the knowledge that income improves social and health outcomes for those oppressed by systemic racism and a passion for getting Indigenous people paid, she is thrilled to be serving as the Nest Program Manager with Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services. She also serves as the chair for the board of directors for Red Eagle Soaring and as a board member for Seattle Good Business Network.
Lacey is a wife and mother of three beautiful spirits with an enthusiasm for various art forms including knitting, beading, painting, sewing, singing, dancing, and acting. She also loves baking, hiking, board and card games and spending time with family, friends and community.
“The traditional ways that are hidden away can be revived by the beat of a drum.”
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