Hello, I'm Erica Daniels

Leading Turtle Woman of the swan clan and a proud member of Peguis First Nation

Aniin. I’m Erica Daniels

Boozhoo, Nigaani Mikinack Ikwe nindizhinikaaz, wabizee dodem, Peguis donji. My spiritual name is Leading Turtle Woman of the swan clan and I am a proud member of Peguis First Nation. My English name is Erica Marie Daniels.

I am a producer, director, entrepreneur and visionary. I have worked and trained in video production, photography, and graphic design for the past 11 years. I started my journey through a program called Just TV, a multimedia program for at risk youth in the City of Winnipeg. Through this, I was able to better my life and gain extensive training, skills and opportunities in all areas of production.

I am an alumnus of the National Screen Institute’s New Indigenous Voices Program and have been recognized for my work in the visual arts by receiving the 2012 City of Winnipeg Youth Role Model Award, 2013 Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award, and was invited to speak as a National Youth Panelist at the Cando National Business Conference and the Yukon UpStarts Business Conference.

Along with my passion of storytelling, is my passion to work with youth in my community, by reconnecting them to their culture and identity as Indigenous peoples of our homeland. Currently, I run a cultural program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre called Turtle Teachings, as well I mentor youth in video production and graphic design through the Just TV and Sacred Hoop Programs. I truly believe in reciprocity, as I had mentors who guided and taught me, I want to continue to do the same with my business, so that the next generation can continue to produce amazing videos, photographs and graphic design work for communities and organizations.

The beauty of Indigenous people and our culture continuously inspires my work and motivates me to want to share the knowledge of our Elders and next generations.