Emily Proctor, MSW, BASW, earned her degrees from Michigan State University - School of Social Work. She is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Harbor Springs, Michigan, and serves as a Tribal Extension Educator, Community, Food & Environment Institute for Michigan Tribal Nations, Tribal Communities, schools, community partners and various level government with her home office located in LTBB's homelands, Emmet County, Michigan State University Extension. As the Tribal Extension Educator her projects include the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs in the areas of Tribal Governance, Diversity, facilitation and youth leadership. She also is the Project Manager for the Michigan Inter-Tribal Land Grant System (MILES). The MILES is the next step in building the foundation for a seamless, integrated, and intentional Land Grant System in Michigan serving all Michigan Tribal Nations Tribal Colleges, and communities. She currently sits on Tribal Council for LTBB . She has also worked as an Child Protective Services Worker, as an associate Child Welfare Commissioner and was elected three times as LTBB's Speaker of the Annual Community Meeting. She enjoys making quilts as a way to contribute to her community.