Robin Little Wing Sigo, is the Director of the Suquamish Research & Strategic Development Department, which includes the Suquamish Foundation. She is a member of the Suquamish Tribe and sits on the Tribal Council. Ms. Sigo obtained her MSW at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work in 2006. With this she ran the Suquamish Tribe Wellness Center, provided mental health counseling, specializing in dual-disorders and complex trauma. She left this work to pursue research, as the Investigator of the Healing of the Canoe project for 10+ years, developing an adaptable curriculum to increase a sense of community belonging and reduce substance abuse among tribal youth. At the conclusion of this study, she began her current role as Director.
Ms. Sigo is a mom to four children, ages 9-17. She has also been an active member of the community serving on the Port Madison Enterprises Board, Kids in Concert Board, participating in her children’s school parent group, assisting other community organizations and has been a tribal foster parent for nearly 18 years. She lobbies in Washington D.C. for tribal sovereignty and mental health parity several times a year. In her free time, you can find her knitting, with a cup of tea of her side, a cat at her feet and thinking of ways to destroy the patriarchy and imagining her great-grandchildren playing on the shores of the Salish Sea.