Sara Mainville has been called to the Ontario Bar since 2005. Sara Mainville has a Management degree (Lethbridge) and an LLB (Queen’s). Sara has earned an LLM (Toronto) which has engaged her in a lifetime study of Indigenous jurisdiction’s important role in legally reconciling Indigenous sovereignty in Canada. She has practised law as a solo practitioner and taught jurisprudence to undergraduate students after being an Associate for a well-known Anishinaabe-led law firm in Ontario. In 2014, Sara was elected Chief of Couchiching First Nation. She returned to law in 2016 by joining OKT LLP, becoming a partner in 2018. Sara Mainville is also very proud of her participation in the negotiations that led to the creation of the First Nation Sovereign Wealth LP, a partnership of 129 First Nations in Ontario that involved 14 million Hydro One shares and $29 million in seed capital. Sara Mainville is greatly interested in First Nation’s inherent regulatory authority over matters such as cannabis and tobacco, and advocating for Indigenous legal authority's legitimate place in Canada.