“NIWRC is excited and welcomes Elizabeth Carr as our new Senior Native Affairs Advisor to be based in Washington. Elizabeth brings over a decade of experience and expertise in national policy and programming efforts with American Indian tribes and tribal-federal relations.”—Lucy Simpson, Executive Director, NIWRC
Elizabeth Carr most recently served as the Associate Director for Tribal Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While at USHHS she was responsible for providing expert analysis, advice, and guidance to senior and political leadership on policy, regulatory and legislative issues that have a significant and direct impact on tribal governments and tribal organizations administering HHS programs. She brings to NIWRC extensive knowledge in managing and improving federal-tribal relations and experience dedicated to the analysis, development, and implementation of federal policy related to tribal governments.
The NIWRC is engaged in on-going national strategic policy and legislative reform efforts to enhance the sovereign authority of Indian nations to protect Native women. Elizabeth Carr’s experience and expertise will significantly contribute to the national public policy and educational efforts of NIWRC. It is perfect timing for Elizabeth Carr to join NIWRC as preparations for the 2019 VAWA mandated annual consultation are underway. Ms. Carr brings to NIWRC nearly ten years of experience in the implementation of Federal Executive Order 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments and carrying out consultation responsibilities to ensure that the consultation process is meaningful and offers tribal governments the opportunity to provide timely input.
“I am excited to begin working at NIWRC during this very pivotal time. It is an honor to have the opportunity to continue working on tribal issues and one as important as protecting Native women.”—Elizabeth Carr, Senior Native Affairs Advisor, NIWRC
Elizabeth is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Washington. Ms. Carr joined NIWRC on April 29, 2019.