Joseph A. Dandurand

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Joseph A. Dandurand is a Kwantlen Aboriginal (Xalatsep) from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. He is a poet, playwright, and archaeologist

Dandurand received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. His produced plays include Shake, 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. He has also authored a radio script, St Mary's which was produced by CBC Radio in 1999. His latest play Shake, was featured at the 20th Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival of new plays in Toronto, Ontario.

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, Looking into the eyes of my forgotten dreams, Shake, 2005, Buried, 2007, and I Want, published by Leaf Press in 2015.

Theatre work[edit]

Joseph has been a Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull, in 1995 and for Native Earth in Toronto in 1996. Arigon Starr acted in his Wooden Indian Woman.

Writing Available Online[edit]

Books by Joseph A. Dandurand[edit]


Please Do Not Touch the Indians, renegade planets publishing.


  • "Buried", skyuks press 2007
  • shake, skyuks press 2005
  • looking into the eyes of my forgotten dreams, Kegedonce Press, 2000. Reprinted by Hushion House (Feb. 2004)
  • Publisher's page
  • Review in Prairie Fire: a Canadian Magazine of New Writing

Upside Down Raven I Touched the Coyote's Tongue, burning for the dead and scratching for the poor



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