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Louise Profeit-Leblanc | Honouring Their Stories

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Honouring Their Stories

by Louise Profeit-Leblanc

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc is a Traditional storyteller from the Nacho Nyak Dän First Nation, in Northern Yukon. She has been telling stories for more than 40 years, and in this, her first recording ever, Louise honours the elders whose stories shaped her.
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. Blue Shoes
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2. The Boy Who Went to the Moon
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3. Sun Chief's Daughter
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4. Utsä Män
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5. The Wealth of Elders
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Louise Profeit-LeBlanc is an internationally renowned traditional storyteller from the Nacho Nyak Dän First Nation in northern Yukon.

Growing up in Mayo, in the Nacho Nyak Dän First Nation territory, Louise Profeit-LeBlanc was privileged to hear many stories from her Elders. As she got older, the rich cultural and spiritual knowledge implicit in these tales became more and more clear. Louise knew that they needed to be protected and passed on.

Louise has been telling stories for more than 40 years. She has dedicated much of her professional life to sharing and preserving traditional stories. In the 1990’s she co-founded the Yukon International Storytelling Festival, and through this work helped establish an archive of Indigenous stories. The festival has now expanded into a diverse range of artistic practices that continue to hold these foundational stories at their core.

In a perpetually distracted, evermore technological world, Louise knows this: story is what will help us maintain our sense of self and community togetherness. “There is a power in the spoken word,” she says. “Stories are the essence of human beings who have the need to hear the voice and story of others in order to create healthy emotional intelligence.” This intelligence cannot be transmitted through written text, email or social media. “It should be shared face-to-face, in real time!”

Louise’s work is driven by her responsibility as a traditional storyteller to ensure that the next generation is also in touch with their stories. With Honouring Their Stories, Louise pays tribute to some of her extraordinary mentors and the stories they shared with her.

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