"In story there's this healing capacity, and it has to do with emotional intelligence. Sometimes the story can make you laugh, sometimes it can make you cry, and sometimes it just makes you be in touch with something that you denied has happened in your own life. So you go into the story, you are the person in the story. When the story is told, you walk away feeling strengthened, or you feel freed...And I think stories also encourage others to take courage and tell their story. One of my mentors—Angela Sidney—always says that 'you should live your life like a story, so when you go, people tell a good story about you.'"
— Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, First Nations Storyteller.