A long time ago, the Great Spirit created all of the sky and stars but it wasn't enough. He then made a beautiful place called Minegoo, a place so beautiful that He almost placed it amongst the stars. He decided that instead, he would 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 of the Mi'kmaq people created in his own image.
Sandra L. Dodge grew up in New England. She earned a Diploma in Art and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of New Hampshire. She also has a Master's degree in Mental Health Councilling from New England College. She taught for many years before becoming licensed as a children's therapist. Now that she is semi-retired, Sandy has more time to develop her stories, poetry, and artwork. Her heritage includes just about every people group on PEI. She has Acadian, Celtic, and Indigenous roots; so she never lacks inspiration. Sandy works mostly in watercolour and ink. She has written and illustrated three children's picture books. You can also find her poetry on the PEI poet laureate site: poetrypei.com.