Leanne Goose is from Canada's Western Arctic town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Leanne’s passion for the arts drives her creativity and mentorship of emerging artists. She is a MacEwan University Alunm and studied Professional Communication as well as Arts and Cultural Management that compliments her lifelong dedication to performance, music, art and culture. Leanne is a multi-nominated singer-songwriter, musician, producer, storyteller and arts manager.
Leanne’s drive is influenced by her western arctic cultures of the Inuvialuit and Sahtu Dene peoples. She grew up in a traditional Inuvialuit home as a child, until she began playing music with her father at the age of 12. Leanne learned to manage the band on and off stage. Today she is a dedicated advocate for artists and organizations such as the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre as Director, former Director at Music NWT, and various contributions to Indigenous arts and cultural organizations.
SUAANGAN Leanne Goose