Previously, we heard about the healing power of music. But traditional storyteller Louise Profeit-LeBlanc says that there is a healing capacity in story as well. To find out why, listen to this Artist In Us Interview, part of a spinoff project that explores questions relating to the arts.
Louise grew up in the small village of Mayo and had the privilege to live with her grandmother who was a masterful storyteller. As a child, Louise was nurtured with traditional stories which serve as the foundation of her life. Her more than three decades of commitment to the cultural and artistic heritage of her people includes being guest performer at various storytelling festivals around the world, co-founder of the Yukon International Storytelling Festival, and one of the original members of the Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry.