Addie Smith (she/her)
“The Double Threat”
Addie is the former staff attorney at the Nation Indian Child Welfare Association where she helped coordinate the response to Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl and comments to the ICWA Federal Regulations. She also worked on issues related to child welfare and juvenile justice for Oregon Governor Kate Brown and as Counsel to the Judiciary Committees in the Oregon State Legislature.
Her work with TWG focuses on improving tribal courts through systemic assessment, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning. She also continues to work with states to change policies and improve systems to improve ICWA compliance. Both her law degree and Masters in Social Work are from Washington University in St. Louis.
When not working with TWG, you will find Addie outside: hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, surfing or backpacking; or inside: reading, practicing yoga or trying a new recipe. She is really just your basic PNW gal. She would like you to know she is VERY chill (even if her co-workers don't always agree).