Lisa J. Watt has nearly 20 years of programming and fundraising experience in the museum field. Since 2007, Lisa has focused her consulting work on American Indian tribes where she is committed to helping tribes make informed decisions about cultural facility development in a tribal context. In addition, she offers alternative ideas and program suggestions that help meet their cultural preservation goals.
Writing, research, facilitation, project management and development are skills she brings to bear on a wide range of projects for both Native and non-Native museums. Most recently, she was the curator of the well-received traveling panel exhibition Oregon is Indian Country: The Nine-Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon which is traveling to all 36 counties during the statewide Sesquicentennial Observance.
Her professional museum experience includes: the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Oregon; the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; and, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde museum project. She also gathered the information for a survey on the state of tribal museums and cultural centers, where she visited nearly 60 reservations and 70 tribal facilities across the country.
Lisa is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians which is one of the great Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). She was born and raised on the Allegany Territory in western New York State where her family still resides. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 20 years.
Lisa J. Watt
11219 SW 16th Drive
Portland, OR 97219
503 892-6560 phone