Roberta J. Lewis grew up in Anadarko, Oklahoma and is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, she is also of Wichita and Pawnee descent. Ms. Lewis has strong ties to her tribal culture and participates in several tribal events throughout the year.
Ms. Lewis has worked at the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the Tulsa District for over 20 years. Ms. Lewis is a member of the American Indian/Alaska Native Special Emphasis Committee of the Tulsa District. She has helped plan and execute Native American Heritage Month activities at the Tulsa District Office a number of years. Through her numerous associations and contacts with the American Indian community, she has arranged for speakers and cultural performers to enhance the Tulsa District’s exceptional program.
Ms. Lewis has organized and prepared Indian Taco lunches to raise funds for the District Office’s contribution to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Ms. Lewis is active in mentoring young American Indians by sharing her food and craft skills. She invests in young native girls by assisting and supporting their basketball and softball teams. She has also taught young ladies to fringe dance shawls and beading for cultural celebrations. In 2016 and 2017 she brought her skills and talents to teach beading and fringing to attendees at the SAIGE National Training Program. Both years the class was at maximum attendance and enjoyed by the participants.