Henry Cagey is dedicated to strengthening the economic opportunities for Indian people. He has worked for the Lummi Nation for 26 years in various roles such as the TERO Director, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Economic Development Director. Through his over 16 years’ of experience on the Lummi Indian Business Council, 12 years of which were spent serving as Tribal Chairman, he has shaped many federal policies including economic development, health, housing, natural resources, transportation, and education.
He has served on many regional and national committees and organizations such as President of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians, PTAC Director of the National Center for American Indian Economic Development, current President of the National Tribal Development Association, and current Chairman of the United Indians of all Tribes Foundation. He has also been appointed to serve on the Tribal Justice Advisory Committee to the Department of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory committee, and twice appointed to serve on the HUD rulemaking committee.
Cagey’s funding accomplishments include the Department of Transportation, the Department of Labor, the Department of Interior, the Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education, and the Department of Commerce which totals more than $25 million to support the Lummi Nation priorities.
Henry served in the United States Navy, and is currently involved in the Lummi Post #33 Legion as the Vice Commander. His education includes Northwest Indian College and school of hard knocks.
Henry has been married for 27 years to his wife Yvonne. They have 3 daughters and 1 grandson. He has lived in Lummi, Washington most of his life.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOES NOT DIMINISH US; IT HELPS US PRESERVE OUR NATIVE HERITAGE.