Swan River First Nation ” Member of the Month”

We are very pleased and proud to showcase members of the Swan River First Nation who have unique talents,  skills and specializations in various areas.
Swan River First Nation would like to introduce our 3rd profile for this page that has been dedicated to honoring and acknowledging our members that have been successful in various ways in following their dreams and achieving success in their own lives and their positive impact on others..

“Member of the Month” for November, 2018



This month Swan River would like to present Mr. Dallas Hunt, and accomplished member who currently lives off-reserve in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the son of Pearl McRee and Darcy Hunt, the grandson of Helen (née Sound) and Max McRee, and the great-grandson of August and Louise Sound.

Dallas is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia and a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba.



He has had creative and critical writing published in the Malahat Review, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Settler Colonial Studies, Prairie Fire, and Arc Poetry.

This month of November, Dallas will be releasing his Cree themed children’s book coming out of HighWater Press entitled, “Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock“..


During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?

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If you would like a copy of this delightful childrens book, please click on the link below:


Stay tuned for December’s “Member of the Month” – Carrie Kachur

Past Member Highlights:

October, 2018 – Esther Giroux

August, 2018 – Christie Sound