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Anna­marie Hill is an enrolled mem­ber of the Red Lake Nation locat­ed in north­west­ern Min­neso­ta. It was while she was study­ing Music and Busi­ness at a pri­vate wom­ens col­lege in the south­ern part of the state that she real­ized the impact of inhu­mane treat­ment put upon her father and fam­i­ly and became deter­mined to some­how help right the wrongs that had dev­as­tat­ed Amer­i­can Indi­an com­mu­ni­ties. After grad­u­a­tion, Anna­marie moved to the Minneapolis“Saint Paul Met­ro­pol­i­tan area and began a career in the state leg­is­la­ture and gov­ern­ment for more than a decade before tak­ing the role of State Gov­ern­ment Affairs Direc­tor for Red Lake. After lob­by­ing for Red Lake Nation for sev­er­al years, Anna­marie went on to lead the Min­neso­ta Indi­an Affairs Coun­cil as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for a decade. It was dur­ing this time that the high­ly regard­ed and award-win­ning Why Treaties Mat­ter” exhib­it and Dako­ta Ojib­we Lan­guage Revi­tal­iza­tion pro­gram were devel­oped. Anna­marie cur­rent­ly works for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Med­ical School’s Duluth Cam­pus as the Strat­e­gy and Out­reach Direc­tor. Anna­marie is a part of the Man­tyh Lab, a research team led by Neu­rol­o­gist and Demen­tia Spe­cial­ist Dr. William Man­tyh. The NIH- fund­ed research project is to exam­ine the APOE genes rela­tion­ship with Alzheimer’s dis­ease in the Native pop­u­la­tion. Anna­marie remains active in the lob­by­ing and advo­cat­ing world for her peo­ple and pro­vides pro­fes­sion­al and exec­u­tive coach­ing and men­tor­ing to many. Anna­marie has a bach­e­lor’s degree in music and busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion from The Col­lege of Saint Tere­sa in Winona, Min­neso­ta, and a mas­ter’s degree in Trib­al Admin­is­tra­tion and Gov­er­nance from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Minnesota/​Duluth.