pihta ?kwa wihta (Cree Edition)

By Joseph Dandurand
Translated by Randy Morin

pihta ?kwa wihta (Cree Edition)
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The poems in "pihta ?kwa wihta"reveal strong links to land, to family, and to the wisdom of elders. The author exposes the struggles that many Aboriginal people encounter while getting an education, dealing with family issues and abuse, learning to respect themselves and demanding ... Read more


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The poems in "pihta ?kwa wihta"reveal strong links to land, to family, and to the wisdom of elders. The author exposes the struggles that many Aboriginal people encounter while getting an education, dealing with family issues and abuse, learning to respect themselves and demanding respect from others, finding their place in the world, and recovering their rich history and culture. This book illustrates the resilience and strength of the Aboriginal people and the determination that they bring to their local communities across Canada.

Joseph Dandurand

Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River, east of Vancouver, where he resides with his three children. He received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied theatre and direction at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Center. He is the author of three other poetry collections, I Want, Hear and Foretell, and The Rumour.

Randy Morin

Randy Morin is a teacher, storyteller, and English-Cree translator from the Big River First Nation, Treaty Six area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies and worked on many English to Cree translation projects for the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Fresh TV, and APTN. He is a strong supporter of maintaining and teaching of Cree language and culture, and shares this knowledge in the classroom as a high school teacher in Saskatoon, SK. He is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.

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