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Daanis Chosa, AS

Boozhoo. I’m from the Keweenaw Bay Chippewa Indian Community in Michigan and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota. I currently hold an A.S. in Community Development and am currently seeking my B.S. in Sociology – Policy Analysis at the University of Minnesota. I choose to work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation because I am an advocate for health equity in Native communities and reclaiming our identity and culture as Indigenous people. My family and I have been impacted by cancer and have lost loved ones to this disease as I know many others have. It is my goal to help change this story by promoting healthy living and prevention strategies in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. In my role as the Prevention & Policy Coordinator, I support strategies that improve health outcomes in Native communities with a focus on policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change.