Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River east of Vancouver. He resides there with his three children, Danessa, Marlysse, and Jace. Joseph is Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Center and received a diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. He is currently the storyteller-in-residence of the Vancouver Public Library. He has published twelve books of poetry, the most recent being I Want (Leaf Press), Hear and Foretell (BookLand Press), and The Rumour. Sh:lam (the doctor) (Mawenzi House).