Jonnie L. Bray, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Washington State University
Tribal Public Policy
Jonnie is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indians located in North Central Washington. She is a non-traditional student majoring in economics. She gave up a successful career to pursue a goal she felt was more important--working with Tribes to develop policies and practices that will foster strong independent Tribal economies. She is passionate about ensuring that the most vulnerable members of Tribes are included in economic development, since their success will necessarily improve the overall welfare of the whole Tribe. She is an amateur entomologist, chicken farmer, cat lady, and a mom.