Jason Smith has spent his career in public service working to ensure that the voices and values of Tribal communities are included in policy conversations throughout the state. He has served his community in many different roles working to build tribal economies on reservations and uphold tribal sovereignty through government to government engagement for the Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and as Director of Indian Affairs for Governor Steve Bullock. He is currently working to expand access to culturally appropriate health care as Director of the Montana Consortium for Urban Indian Health.