or Sozap, his Abenaki name, is a well-known Native writer and storyteller. His highly acclaimed writing includes poetry, short stories, traditional legends, children's books, and a novel. Among the awards he has received are an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN syndicated Fiction Award, an American Book Award, and the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Foundation for Children's Books. He lives with his family in Greenfield Center, New York. Michael J. Caduto
is an internationally known storyteller, ecologist, educator, and musician. He has received the New England Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, holds an M.S. in Natural Resources/Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, and is a Senior Education Fellow with the Atlantic Center for the Environment. Caduto lives in Vermont and travels extensively, presenting environmental and cultural programs for adults and children. John Kahionhes Fadden
was born into the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne on December 26, 1938. He attended the St. Regis Mohawk School, and other schools adjacent to the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border in northern New York. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961, then taught art at Saranac Central School District for 32 1/2 years. Fadden's art has appeared in more than 60 publications, various posters, cover designs, calendars and films/videos.