The story of creation told from a Mi’kmaq point of view. Along time ago, the Great Spirit created the sky and all of the stars. Still, it wasn’t enough. He then made Minegoo, a place so beautiful it could have been kept among the stars. But instead, He decided to place Minegoo in the most beautiful spot on Earth. He summoned Kluskap and asked him to find this spot. After searching the whole world, Kluskap found the Shining Waters, the spot in the Gulf of St. Lawrence that would be home to the Mi’kmaq people created in his own image.
Sandra L. Dodge grew up in New England, where she earned a diploma in art and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of New Hampshire. She also obtained a master’s degree in mental health counseling from New England College. Before becoming a licensed children’s therapist, Sandra taught for many years. Sandra has written and illustrated three children’s books. Her Acadian, Celtic and Indigenous roots inspire her stories, poetry and artwork.