Joseph A. Dandurand is a Kwantlen Indian (Xalatsep) from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. He is a poet, playwright, fisherman, researcher, archaeologist and, most important, the proud father of : Danessa, age 7, Marlysse, age 2, and our new one: Jace.
Joseph received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. His produced plays include Crackers and Soup (1994), No Totem for My Story (1995), Where Two Rivers Meet (1995), and Please Don't Touch the Indians (1998) for the Red Path Theater in Chicago. Joseph has also authored a radio script, St Mary's which was produced by CBC Radio in 1999.
His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and are collected in Upside Down Raven, I Touched the Coyote's Tongue, and burning for the dead and scratching for the poor.
The World Premiere of Joseph's new play , Please Do Not Touch the Indians, will be March 18, 2004, at the Autry National Center, as part of the Native Voices at the Autry series. Joseph has been a Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull, in 1995 and for Native Earth in Toronto in 1996.
This is an "official" site in that this page was constructed with the assistance and active collaboration of the poet, Joseph A. Dandurand. The website "author" is Karen M. Strom.
© 2000 Joseph A. Dandurand and Karen Strom.