Deborah Sioux Cano-Lee

Deborah Cano-Lee
Board Member

Deborah Sioux Cano-Lee has worked for the Nisqually Tribe for 10 years and is currently the Program Director for their Head Start program.

As a strong advocate of children and youth rights, Deborah has recently been appointed to serve a 2 year term as one of two National Representative to the World Forum Foundation for the United States.

Her activism also contributed to a gubernatorial appointment where she served 4 terms as Commissioner from 2004-2013 for the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the state agency that enforces the Washington State Laws Against Discrimination.

Before her state appointment, Deborah served as Chair of the Seattle Civil Rights Commission. She is co-founder and currently Board President of the Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, and she is a commissioned Notary Public.

Deborah currently resides in Olympia with her husband of 30 years, and their two-college student kids.