Shirley M. Cain, is a tribal member of the Red Lake Nation and a licensed attorney. Her Anishinabe name is Mushkosee Equay (Sweet Grass Woman). She works at the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a Human Services Representative in the Behavioral Health Division working to help people with opioid addictions through medicated assisted treatment and wraparound services to heal. She has a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law (’88) and a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University (’85). She has worked as Chief Judge for Spirit Lake Tribal Court, Chief Judge for Red Lake Nation, Special Judge for Turtle Mountain Tribal Court located in North Dakota with a special focus on juvenile child welfare, delinquency and special cases, Instructor for Turtle Mountain Tribal College, Tribal Administrator for Bishop Paiute Tribe located in California, Project Director at Minneapolis American Indian Center, Tribal Attorney for Red Lake and White Earth Tribes, Housing Attorney for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Assistant Public Defender and Housing Specialist for a local urban Native Housing project that assisted Native elders with housing issues. On her own time, she enjoys jingle dress dancing, walking and singing traditional indigenous songs.