William Dumas, a Cree Elder, was born in South Indian Lake, Manitoba. For 25 years, he has been an educator and administrator; his passion for the Cree language and culture are well aligned with his current position as Cree Language and Culture Coordinator for the Nisichawayasihk (Nelson House) Education Authority. William Dumas knows firsthand the power storytelling has to each Aboriginal youth where they come from and where they are going.
The art of Leonard Paul, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been shown around the world, and is found in many prominent galleries and collections. He has received numerous awards, including a Governor General's Award, and his artistic vision has been explored by both the National Film Board (Canada) and the CBC. A long-time mentor, teacher, and leader for First Nations youth, Leonard is currently working on a book of legends of his own people, the Mi'kmaq.