Lifting Danielle Peebles

Social Worker, Advocate and Ally to 2SLGBTQIA+

MEET Indigenous Entrepreneur Danielle Peebles


Engaging individuals, families, communities and systems

in a good way for meaningful change. 


Danielle is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend. She has ties to three First Nation communities in Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories; Sagkeeng First Nation, Keeseekowenin First Nation and Peguis First Nation. She is currently a social worker in the North End community of Winipīhk (Winnipeg) where she is also raising three children with her partner. Their entire family is proud of strong ties to all their communities. 


Danielle feels strongly about advocacy and bringing light to systemic inequities. She wanted to become a social worker to engage with individuals, families, communities and systems in a good way to help make meaningful change. Her work is rooted in two eyed seeing (ie: accessing western and Indigenous world views*), intersectional theory, feminist approaches, trauma informed and harm reduction approaches, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and anti-Indigenous racist approaches to care.  Danielle is an ally to 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, and is part of the BIPOC community.


Danielle enjoys attending ceremony and feels strongly connected to traditional ways of being, seeing and healing. Danielle loves to bead, paint and sew as forms of self-care.

“I want to guide in a good way. I’m here to encourage and support folks in their growth and learning”. - Danielle Peebles

Vanessa (2)

“Danielle brings big auntie energy into the work she does. She is the embodiment of combining love and power to bring about positive change for our Indigenous kin and others who have been historically excluded by colonized systems.”

- Vanessa Lesperance, LIFT Circle Lead

The LIFTing Your Leadership program is a cohort experience for 12  Indigenous women and non-binary entrepreneurs, and is a combination of leadership and business development activities (created by LIFT) and story amplification (by PowHERhouse). The project is rooted in decolonized leadership development and steeped in Indigenous ways of knowing and being. This project has been made possible with support from The Indigenous People’s Resilience Fund which is built upon the resiliency of, and guided by, Indigenous Peoples to support Indigenous communities.