Kurt Flett

Cultural Background: Oji-Cree (Swampy Cree)

Kurt Flett is an Oji-Cree (Swampy Cree) from Garden Hill First Nation in the Island Lake region of northern Manitoba. Growing up in the same community that inspired Jackson Beardy in an earlier generation, Kurt joined with fellow community members Jeff Monias and Eddy Munroe in popularizing the Woodland school of Aboriginal art. Kurt, in his early fifties, died in 2011.