JOSEPH A DANDURAND

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Joseph is a Kwantlen poet, playwright and father from the Fort Langley band in British Columbia. He received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. His produced plays include Shake (published by skyuks press 2003.), Crackers and Soup (1994), No Totem for My Story (1995), Where Two Rivers Meet (1995), and Please Don't Touch the Indians (1998).

 

Joseph has been a Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull, in 1995 and for Native Earth in Toronto in 1996. Joseph was also Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, in the fall of 2008.

He is also the Heritage/Lands Officer for his people and has been performing his duties for 14 years now. He has been tasked with protecting his people’s heritage from the many destructive elements of development in the Kwantlen territory.

  • Joseph loves to fish
  • He loves to write plays
  • He loves to write books of poetry
  • He also loves to watch is daughter Danessa play soccer and hockey.

Joseph is also deeply in love with and follows his rich culture. It is his and his family's medicine and it carries them thru the winters and into the spring time when the fish start to come back into the river.

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