In her early thirties, Nadine St-Louis had it all: two healthy, happy children, a lovely home, and an important position with the Canadian National Railway, managing a staff of 14 that oversaw the overseas intermodal market. Although her work at CN was rewarding, St-Louis says, “I needed more. I knew that if you don’t follow your truth, your life becomes a lie.”
Now 47, St-Louis, who is of Métis heritage, says she’s exactly where she wants to be and is doing work she considers her “destiny, my purpose on earth.” As the founder and executive director of Sacred Fire Productions Inc., St-Louis is on a quest to promote Aboriginal art, artists and culture, and to give indigenous artists the tools they need to follow their own creative paths. And today, CN Railway is a corporate partner in this initiative.