Date: Sep 28
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This program, Atsän Män, is about resilience, the strength of women and about how life throws us the most unbelievable and impossible tests.
Louise Profeit-LeBlanc looks at how our ancestors dealt with similar issues through their beliefs and knowledge that there was a far greater power than our puny selves at work in this world. She feels we can restore, reconstruct and rebuild that which is very precious to us, if only we have faith.
Through our songs and prayers to the Great Spirit, we can achieve the unbelievable through the grace of our Creator.
Tickets: $12 (+HST), Free for Rooms Members and SJSTF members. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.
Louise Profeit-LeBlanc is a member of the Nacho N’yak Dun First Nation of Mayo, in Northeastern Yukon. She is a mother, grandmother and a Story-Keeper. Louise comes from a long line of traditional storytellers and her repertoire consists of ancient stories relative to her homeland, as well as her own bundle of personal stories of growing up in her homeland.
As an Elder and Story-Keeper, she acknowledges that this is the most important time of her life and sharing her stories is as a way to give thanks to the Creator for this gift.
This program is in collaboration with St. John’s Storytelling Festival, a not-for-profit organization that has been active in the Storytelling community of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2004. SJS hosts and organizes an annual Storytelling Festival bringing storytellers from across the province, Canada and internationally to the stage in St. John’s.
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Leah Lewis, Associate Professor at Memorial University’s Faculty of Education, to learn about her work in art therapy, the therapeutic benefits of art practices, and her current research in this area.
This a free event but tickets are required. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.