Dawn has been honored to use her passion and dedication to become a leading voice in Indian Country to address domestic and sexual violence. Her largest demonstration of this has been her work with the Tribal Coalitions, and her journey to advocate, educate and support Tribal efforts with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Dawn was a founding board member and then director of the Native Alliance Against Violence, Oklahoma’s Tribal Coalition, working alongside and serving the Tribal governments and Tribal victim service programs in Oklahoma. Prior to her work with the Tribal coalitions, Dawn served as the executive director of the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute providing training to Oklahoma’s peace officers, including Tribal officers. Dawn currently serves on the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, working to inform and implement effective public policy to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, particularly as it relates to Tribal communities and impacts Tribal victim survivors, Tribal advocates, and Tribal coalitions. Dawn resides in Norman, Oklahoma with her gang of rowdy pups, and nearby, her two wonderful grandchildren.