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Indigenous Advisory Council

Indigenous Advisory Council

The Indigenous Advisory Council

At SC-CC, we want to become more diverse, better serve the needs of Indigenous storytellers, and increase the knowledge and interaction between non-Indigenous and Indigenous storytellers. To meet these goals, on the initiative of Indigenous tellers, we have formed an Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Our current primary goal is to encourage more participation by Indigenous tellers throughout Canada.

At this time, three Indigenous tellers, Lesley Parlane, Beverley McKiver and Louise Profeit-LeBlanc are kindly serving on the council.  Lesley and Beverley are guests on Algonquin unceded territory in Ottawa while Louise lives relatively close by, in Wakefield, Quebec. Louise is a member of Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation and originally from Mayo, in northeastern Yukon territory; Lesley’s heritage is Dakota/Sauteaux and she is a member of the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan; and Beverley is Anishinabe from the Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

The IAC is open-ended, and hopes to evolve to include the three segments of Indigenous people of Canada: the Inuit, Metis and First Nations.

Please be in touch if you’d like to learn more!  We'd also love to hear how we can best serve you. Find us at

Note that we are not able to offer research assistance on Indigenous stories.

Click here to listen to the story of the Snowy Owl, as told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc.

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