Animki Mukwa Ikwe – Thunder Bear Woman (Erica Marie Daniels), Youth Leader, Cree Nation

Youth Leader and Speaker
_MG_9395Erica Daniels is a young entrepreneur specializing in Video Production, Photography, and Graphic Design from Peguis First Nation but resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She shares a message of hope to encourage Aboriginal Youth to pursue ­their full potential and follow their dreams. Erica is a graduate from the National Screen Institute’s New Voices Program and has been recognized for her work in the visual arts by receiving the 2012 City of Winnipeg Youth Role Model Award, 2013 Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award, and as a National Youth Panelist at the 2014 Cando Business Conference. She has been nominated for a YWCA Young Women of Distinction Award and was a keynote speaker for the UpStarts Youth Entrepreneur Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon in May 2015. Erica has a passion for working with Youth in her community by connecting them with their identity as First Nations people of their homeland. She became connected to her culture and identity in 2011 when she attended her first ceremony at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation and has been learning from her Indigenous elders ever since. She currently runs a cultural program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre and mentors youth in video production and graphic design through the Just TV Program. Erica’s has recently completed her first documentary titled Mikinakay – Trail of the Turtle, which follows the story of two Indigenous youth and their journey to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma.
The Turtle Lodge congratulates Erica Marie Daniels – Recipient of the 2021 Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award
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