Portrait of Paul Lumley, Yakama Nation. First Peoples Fund Board Member.


Paul Lumley (Yakama Nation) is the Chief Executive Officer of Cascade AIDS Project. Prior to Lumley's current role, he served as the former Chief Executive Officer for the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA). Lumley came to NAYA in 2016 after being the Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) since 2009. Mr. Lumley served as Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council in Washington DC from 2007 to 2009. While also in DC, Paul Lumley served as the Senior Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2004-2007. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Lumley served in several capacities at CRITFC.

Mr. Lumley has a wide-ranging background on issues impacting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Mr. Lumley has worked directly with tribal governments, tribal consortia, virtually all federal agencies impacting Indian country, and Native American national and regional organizations throughout his professional career. Experience areas include tribal treaty rights, environmental protection and restoration, housing, defense, education and social services. Mr. Lumley earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Western Washington University in 1986. His full legal name is Babtist Paul Lumley III.

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