Nadine St. Louis
Nadine St-Louis holds a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts from Concordia University with a double major in Cinema and English Literature. She pursues Graduate studies at l’Université de Montréal in the Art History Department (Cinema studies) to carry out her reflection on cultural representation, and especially the lack of representation of Indigenous cultures in contemporary frameworks, while exploring theories of decolonization. She leaves the Institution in order to return to the land where she chooses to remove the anthropological lens onto the world, replace it with a cultural lens, and put into action decolonization. Nadine St-Louis is a social and cultural entrepreneur with Mi’kmaq, Acadian and Scottish roots who has over 25 years of experience in management, community development, governance and works as an important leader in the development of an Indigenous economy through arts and culture in Quebec, Canada and abroad through cultural productions and innovative business models. In 2014 she went to the HEC to study cultural organizations management and philanthropic strategies and entrepreneurship in the D.E.S.S. program.
She is the founder and Executive Director of Sacred Fire Productions, a non-for-profit Indigenous Arts Organization and has launched the ASHUKAN Cultural Space in 2015, a cultural and economic incubator in the heart of Old Montreal.