Dennis Henry-Shawnoo is a member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation located in Ontario, Canada.
He spent his childhood growing up on the reservation, where he received an awareness of what it means to be a Native American and how important it is to preserve his culture. Dennis was taught woodcarving by native elders and later created paintings and stone sculptures until he attended a Graphics Design Course at Lambton College in 1996.
Dennis became an Honours Graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1999. He was mentioned on the Dean's Honors list in 1997 and 1998 and was also inducted into The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
In 2003, at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario, a 14-foot tall stone sculptor titled "Souls" was formally unveiled as a Memorial by James K. Bartelman, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Ontario.
Dennis has been nominated for the National Achievement Award.