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Danny J. Garceau
Waabijiizi Ma’iingan (He is a Grey Wolf)

Danny is Anishinaabe and his ancestors include members of several tribes of the Lake Superior Chippewa.  His great grandfather was Animodoskwan (Plenty Dogs), a LaPointe Chippewa of Madeline Island.  He currently serves as a Director on the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Board and as the Director of the SAIGE Warrior Society.   Danny has served on the SAIGE board since 2007 to include two terms as the Chair from 2008 to 2012. 

In 2007 after 30 years of active duty with the United States Army and Army National Guard he retired with the rank of Sergeant Major.  His last duty assignment was as the Michigan Army National Guard Recruiting Command Sergeant Major.  SGM Garceau served on the Michigan Diversity Council for seven years as the Strength Maintenance Advisor and as the Native American Special Emphasis Manager. His formal education includes the University of Phoenix, Vincennes University and Northern Michigan University.  In 2002, he graduated with honors from the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Danny lives in the homeland of his ancestors on the southern shores of Lake Superior with his wife Diane and grandson Misajiidamoo (Grey Squirrel), Logan.  He is an active member of several organizations including; commander of AMVETS Post 122, treasurer of the 107th Engineer Retired Officer Association, Road Captain with the Patriot Guard Riders, Blackhorse Association /Blackhorse Cavalry Regiment Motorcycles, Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans, DAV, American Legion and the Wiikwedong Ogitchidaa Society for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.   He sings with local drums Morning Thunder and Teal Lake Drum.  Danny also plays native flute and plays with the indigenous rock group Waawiyeyaa.

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