Pat D. Sweetsir currently serves as the Tribal Administrator for the Ruby Tribal Council in Ruby, Alaska. He played in an instrumental role in the creation of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC), and serves as the Middle Yukon Representative for YRITWC. He also helped to establish the award-winning Yukaana Development Corporation (which provides environmental remediation services), serving as its president from 1997-2003.
His past work experiences include: Tribal Administrator (1994-2000) for the Louden Tribal Council in Galena, Alaska; member of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Village Land Selection Committee for Notaaghleedin, Limited (1972-1978); and member of the Galena City Council (1979-92). Sweetsir served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-70, and was stationed at San Diego, California; Pensacola, Florida; Kanetra, Morocco; and Norfolk, Virginia. He has four children and six grandchildren.