Craig Blacksmith is a father of two daughters with four grandchildren. In 2014, his two granddaughters were born less than two weeks apart and forever changed his outlook on life. Craig grew up in Sioux Valley and now works and resides in Dakota Plains. He is currently Chairman of the Dakota Ojibway Community Futures Development Corporation and sees a future where our youth are leading a society with no segregation. His goal is to see Native people treated as equals in everyday life and in business.