Danielle Morrison

Associate

Danielle H. Morrison, a proud Treaty 3 member of the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, practices in the areas of Indigenous law, Child Protection and Litigation. She received her call in July 2020.

Prior to law school, Danielle developed a long-standing career in program delivery, policy review and advocacy with various Indigenous-led movements and non-profit organizations at the both the grassroots and national levels, including the National Association of Friendship Centres and the Assembly of First Nations. In that time, Danielle spent two years assisting Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools system as an outreach worker and form-filler for claims in the Independent Assessment Process.

Throughout law school, Danielle spearheaded large-scale campaigns raising over $10,000 in support of community-driven and grassroots movements such as the anti-pipeline action in Standing Rock. She held an Executive position with the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association and co-chaired the Manitoba Law Students Association’s Community Outreach Committee.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Visual Arts and minor in Indigenous studies. In 2016, she was the lead Community & Cultural Engagement Coordinator for the national tour of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s “Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation”, and has since co-founded the Indigenous Advisory Committee for the ballet company. Danielle is an avid community organizer and advocate for systemic and social change, and regularly volunteers her time in support of community-driven actions and movements.

Danielle is a visual graphic artist and photographer by trade, and volunteers her artistic visioning to create artwork that embodies the spirit and spreads the message of Indigenous resistance. She recently launched a blog and is in the pre-production stages of an all-Indigenous women hosted podcast, “Gizhiiwe: Speaks With A Strong Clear Voice”. Danielle is a jingle dress dancer, small business owner of Clan Mother Goods and Apparel and proud parent to daughter, Evie.

Education

  • University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Arts Honours, 2010
  • University of Saskatchewan, Program of Legal Studies for Native People, 2016
  • University of Manitoba, Juris Doctor, 2019

Leadership, Membership and Achievements

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-Founding Member, Indigenous Advisory Committee for Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Legacy Fund Coordinator, Joseph Morrison Legacy Fund
  • Urban Aboriginal Community Hero Torchbearer, 2010 Vancouver Olympics
  • J. McMurray Trust Fund Entrance Scholarship, 2016
  • Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship, 2018
  • Kawaskimhon Moot, 2019
  • Class of 1980 Prize, 2019
  • A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize (Highest Standing in Intensive Criminal Law), 2019

Practice Areas