Mary Wilber is an enrolled member of the Osoyoos Indian Band located in British Columbia. She has served as the Director of the Eastside Native Education Program for the past 19 years and has been involved in Native Education for over 30 years. Mary enthusiastically works with students and families from over 89 different Tribes in Lake Washington, Bellevue and Northshore School Districts. She provides cultural and academic programing that includes language exploration and introducing ceremony into their community. Mary currently serves as a board member of the Western Washington Native American Education Consortium. The Washington State Indian Education Association recognized her as the 2017 Washington State Indian Educator of the Year. Over the past 4 years Mary has volunteered and has worked with the WWNAEC Consortium to help organize a Native Youth Leadership Academy in the Puget Sound region. On the state and national level Mary has advocated and collaborated with federal programs to ensure our Native children are being served in all Title programs offered through Public Schools.