Daniel Borja Ramirez was born on June 1, 1953 and is from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. He has dedicated himself to being the best painter of contemporary woodland images in memory of his mother. He received a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. He creates Woodland Arts for several Native American tribes. In 1999, Daniel received the prestigious Dupont Antron Award for his work in carpet design. He consults and supports tribal entities with art matters concerning museum and casino designs and renovation. Daniel has won numerous awards for his work in watercolors, acrylics and for his drawings in charcoal and pastels.