Lisa Brunner is a member of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation and is Wolf Clan. Lisa has worked in the domestic violence and sexual assault field for over 17 years and is the executive director of Sacred Spirits First Nations Coalition whose work addresses violence against Native American and Alaska Native women. Ms. Brunner has advocated on the local, state, national and international levels to bring about change to public policy that maintains the horrific realities of violence against Native women and within our Tribal communities. On a national level she has served on panels and focus groups addressing jurisdictional issues that impact the safety of Native women. Lisa has also served on a panel at the United Nations regarding violence against Indigenous Women of North America. Lisa has participated for five years at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and participated in Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus. Lisa is also a founding member of the National Congress of American Indians, Violence Against Women Task Force. Additionally, Ms. Brunner has served as a Train-the-Trainer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as a “Domestic Violence Indian Country “Instructor. She also assisted FLETC with an Analysis of their DVICTP (Domestic Violence Indian Country Training Program) Curriculum and Curriculum Review and Curriculum Development. Lisa went on record with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in response to Senator Akaka’s, “Save Native Women Act,” and VAWA 2011 reauthorization and violence against Native Women Act. She has also testified at Thematic Hearing on “Violence Against Native Women in the United States” before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Lisa has testified before Congress for the Hearing on “Combating Human Trafficking: Federal, State, and Local Perspectives” before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Lisa is one of the main characters in play written by Mary Kathryn Nagel called, “Sliver of a Full Moon”, coined after Lisa’s interview. Lisa has been quoted in Vice President Joe Biden’s speech during the White House Indian Nations Conference. Lisa was featured in a film, “It Was Rape” by Jennifer Baumgardner, E.D./Publisher at The Feminist Press at CUNY. Lisa is also featured in a film, Arming Native Sisters by Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck. Lisa has been featured in many documentaries and stories by Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, PBS and Washington Post. Lisa has also been featured in publications such as; The Inter-American Human Rights System-Handbook, Psychology of Violence, National Museum of American Indians Magazine, Lisa has served as board chair of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Board of Directors for Native American Children’s Alliance and served on the National Technical Working Group, “SOAR to Health & Wellness Training for Health Care Providers to Respond to Human Trafficking. Lisa was honored with the Bonnie HeavyRunner Award for her work. Lisa is a 2016 Bush Fellow.