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Nawiishtunmi Nightgun

Director of Housing Services

Nawiishtunmi Nightgun is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. She is a descendant of the Blackfeet and Gros Ventre tribes. Nawiishtunmi leads Wellspring’s housing department with culturally relevant services that meet the needs of all families experiencing homelessness.

As Vice President on the Mockingbird Society’s Board of Directors, she supports ending youth homelessness. She has also served as Co-Chair of the CEA Public Policy Committee, and as an Indian Policy Advisory Committee Delegate for Washington State as a tribal leader. A vocal advocate for ending homelessness and racial equity, she has presented on decolonizing colonialism, decolonizing data, and addressing the needs of our community during the pandemic in collaboration with the regional public health agency. And she is a recent un-graduate for the Agency of Change cohort. Nawiishtunmi received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is actively pursuing her Master’s Degree in Mental Health.

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