Poet, Joseph A. Dandurand is Kwantlen from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. The Rumour is a poetry collection that brings a new perspective to the poignant truths and human experiences within Indigenous communities. Through powerful emotions, the poems explore discrimination, poverty, drug abuse, brutal violence, love, family, and complex relationships. Joseph A. Dandurand reveals the significance of meaningful connections with rich Indigenous history, culture, traditions, and family values with precise strokes that paint a larger picture. The poems are inspired by the author’s lifetime experience living on the Kwantlen First Nation reserve and give a true picture of the resilience and the struggles Indigenous people encounter in everyday life.