Sarah Smith is an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC). She has over eighteen years of experience working within Tribal government as former CEO, Assistant CEO, Grant Specialist, and Daycare Director of KBIC. She earned her Master’s degree in Tribal Administration & Governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics, with a minor in Physics, from Michigan Technological University with a current MI Standard Teaching Certificate for grades 6-12. She previously taught mathematics for eight years prior to working in Tribal government. She is the mother of five children and grandmother of two. She was born and raised on the L’Anse Indian Reservation located on the shores of Lake Superior. She has demonstrated her commitment to working with Tribal communities through her past community project work while employed with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She is the current owner of 8th Fire Consulting, LLC. Her company is a Native American Owned business. 8th Fire Consulting, LLC is certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The company’s vision is to empower people to build better Tribal communities.