Danny Case brings years of experience to the position of Chair of Kaska Dena Council, helping to advance the rights of the Kaska Dena and working to protect the lands and animals of the traditional territory. Danny served KDC in the position of Vice‑Chair of Lands & Resources for three terms and has served as Chief Negotiator for KDC’s Transboundary Negotiations.
Danny began his career working for Kwadacha First Nation as a logger. He went on to Kwadacha Maintenance Department for five years, where he worked on capital projects as well as the job training coordinator. Danny then returned to his passion of working in the bush in silviculture. As a result of this experience he was offered and accepted the role of Natural Resources Manager for the Kwadacha community, which involved economic development, land referrals, employment and training, mining negotiations, as well as contract development and completion. Danny then became CEO of the Kwadacha Natural Resources Agency; an agency with an office staff of four, and between 20 to 60 seasonal part time workers. He sits on the Board of Directors for Eagle Path Inc., a company created by the Kaska to facilitate joint venture partnerships with Industry to benefit Kaska communities.
Danny’s heart belongs on the land, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, or riding ATVs, when time allows, and he loves a good round of golf. Danny’s family is his top priority and he loves spending time with his wife and children. It is their influence and impact on his life that he credits for his many accomplishments.