Daniel joined Hensel Barristers as an Articling student shortly after completing his J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School. Daniel is of mixed European and Anishinaabe ancestry and is a member of Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways. Daniel was born and raised in Batchewana's traditional territory. He left home in 2015 to pursue his legal education in Toronto.
At Osgoode Hall Law School, Daniel was an active member of the Osgoode Indigenous Students' Association (OISA). In first year he served as a 1L Representative and in his 2L and 3L years served as Co-Chair. As one of OISA's representatives, Daniel worked with other students and members of faculty to recommend the adoption of Osgoode's Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement. Beginning in the fall of 2018 J.D. students enrolled at Osgoode will now be required to take a course offering in Indigenous and Aboriginal law as part of their J.D. studies. For his leadership with OISA, Daniel was 1 of 12 student leaders to receive a Dean's Gold Key award.
Daniel participated in Osgoode's Anishinaabe Law Camp in 2L and 3L at the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation and at the Chippewas of Rama First Nation respectively. Daniel was also on Osgoode's team for the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot in 2017. In his final year at Osgoode, Daniel was enrolled in the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Governments and Resources where he was placed at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation in their Department of Consultation and Accommodation.
Daniel is expecting to be called to the Ontario bar in June 2019.