Soonias is considered both Cree and Ojibwe. Along with his mother, he is registered at the Cape Croker First Nations reserve, whereas his father is Red Pheasant First Nation. He is a role model for Neechie Gear, a clothing brand that gives a 5% profit to give children the opportunity to participate in sports.
Through Indigenous communities, he connects to youth to relate to them in a positive light, both through the court and through storytelling. Volleyball on the Move Clinic is an example of this, where he worked through the program in various elementary schools in Whitehorse, Yukon in partnership with Volleyball Yukon.
Dallas has been an active member of our National Men's Volleyball Team and has played on numerous professional Volleyball squads across the world. Dallas has had experience assistant coaching at the University of Alberta for the men's volleyball team, where he played his University years.
He is an inspirational speaker for the indigenous community and beyond.
It is amazing to see what he has accomplished and how he gives back to his community both volleyball and indigenous, as he was a bit of a challenging student to have in your classroom, from what I have heard. He continues to further his education, from what I have heard, to this day.
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