For the past couple of years Hope has been serving her people through the Office of the Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council. Previously, and for nearly a decade, she provided contractual services to the U.S. Department of Justice as a subject matter expert on public safety and criminal justice issues in tribal communities. Her experience in successfully navigating various levels of government was instrumental during her two 4-year terms as a Councilwoman on the 20th and 21st Navajo Nation Councils. Ms. MacDonald LoneTree has served on tribal, state and federal agency committees and advisory groups including breaking the gender barrier by being the first woman elected to lead the Public Safety Committee of the Navajo Nation Council. She was elected by her tribal leader peers to co-chair the U.S. Department of the Justice-Office of Justice Programs Tribal Justice Advisory Group and in 2010, she served on the U.S. Attorney General’s Tribal Nations Leadership Council. Hope was the first Native American to be elected to the executive board and to Vice-President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. She has been awarded public service recognitions and honors including 2013 Elected Woman of Excellence from the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and Arizona Citizen of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers. She is married and has 3 lovely children.