Donald was born on July 9, 1969 in Obedjiwan but has been living in Lac Simon for several years. In his first film, Poden (Lighting the Flame), he shared bits from his past and as well as Anishinabe culture with people from his community. He believes it is his duty to help the next generations own their culture. Donald also helps people struggling with drug addiction. He offers his lodge as a non-judgmental venue for men to share their stories. In 2018, he directed a second short, Pijiw (Lynx) about hunting.