Stan Cuthand is an elder of the Little Pine First Nation. He was an Anglican priest for 25 years. Upon his retirement from the active priesthood, he taught Cree at the University of Regina moving to University of Manitoba where he taught Native Studies until his next retirement at the age of 65. He then moved to Saskatoon where he taught at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College for 15 years. He spent 25 years translating the Bible into Cree with the help of a committee of Cree speakers. During his long life Stan Cuthand has told many stories both historical and "long ago" of which The Little Duck is one.