"A member of Ebametoong First Nation and the Loon Clan, Shaun was an Anishinabe woodland style artist who was inspired by his traditional spiritual teachings to create medicine art. He was a painter, carver, mixed media artist and a contemporary voice for his people who resided in Rocky Bay. Shaun was quick to point out that at one time his people were one nation, and when they were forced into reserves many of them lost their way of life. Shaun often spoke of the injustices done to his people, and used his art to speak about the residential school system, cultural appropriation, racist mascots and the systematic oppression and racism that his people are subjected to daily. Shaun refused to assimilate into the urbanized world full of myths that disenfranchised his people. He was a hunter, trapper, fisherman and a loving Father who was infinitely inspired by the beauty of his home land. Shaun embodied the true spirit of a warrior, his family will forever walk his teachings close to their hearts.