Cloud9: Louise Profeit-LaBlanc – Stories of Our First Peoples

Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace speaks with internationally-acclaimed traditional storyteller, poet and multidisciplinary artist Louise Profeit-LaBlanc. Louise is a Nacho N’yak Dun First Nation Baha’i from northern Yukon Territory, Canada. In her interview with Cloud9, Louise opens up about her childhood in Canada’s north, and her early memories of attending residential school. She reflects on the strength and power of her grandmother who cared for her throughout her life, and passed on the traditions and stories of her ancestors. We also learn about how Louise was introduced to the power of prayer, which led her to discover the Baha’i Faith.

If you enjoy this podcast, you might also like the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson. You can listen to them here on Baha’i Blog.

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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