We have a dream ("Puamun" in Innu) that First Nations, Métis and Inuit reach their full potential and contribute to the common good.
Our mission is therefore to inspire and support the members of the aboriginal communities to trace their own path of the Thousand Dreams (" Puamun Meshkenu " in Innu) in a holistic way, either mentally, spiritually, Physically and emotionally.
Inspire the members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit by presenting models for success
Our actions have two very specific objectives:
- Giving hope strong> to Indigenous youth so they can reach their full potential and open up to the world by taking pride in being Aboriginal.
- Fostering well-being by encouraging communities to adopt healthy lifestyles by taking inspiration from the holistic health model of Aboriginal culture.
Here are some examples of the actions carried out by Puamun Meskenu:
Puamun works to develop a network of Aboriginal success models of all kinds in order to inspire youth through various actions:
Explaining the route of his models through short web video capsules;
Sending his models to visit native and immigrant schools and homes to tell their stories and interact with young people.
The organization develops educational materials:
To support and enrich its message to Aboriginal youth, educators and teachers, their families and other community members;
To educate non-aboriginal youth about Aboriginal culture and history in relation to Puamun models;
A network with partners is responsible for creating and maintaining close links with Aboriginal communities, educators and schools.
Each year, Puamun Meshkenu organizes the Stanley Vollant Challenge. This is a great walk to promote healthy lifestyles and the encounter between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people;
We support communities in the preparation of the Stanley Vollant Challenge in a variety of ways:
Encouraging them to create walking challenges between community members or groups;
Encouraging the creation of intercommunity challenges;
Providing promotional, explanatory and follow-up materials to communities (family and community notebooks);
By providing other resources to communities to develop healthy lifestyles.
Puamun participates in expeditions on the ancestral territory;
The organization produces informative material (audio and video capsules, notebooks, etc.) to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles.
PUAMUN MESHKENU'S BEGINNINGS
The Puamun Meshkenu organization was born from the Innu Meshkenu project, which began in 2010 and has had a fundamental impact on the lives of many Aboriginal youth through the organization of all of Quebec's Aboriginal communities.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
As the first native to obtain the title of surgeon in Quebec, Stanley now practices at the Notre-Dame Hospital of Montreal. His Aboriginal history, medical background and life path place him in a unique position to understand, guide and inspire his peers to take an innovative approach to health issues for Aboriginal peoples.
Vice-President, B.SC., LL. M.
Éric has over 20 years of communications experience with unique expertise in relations with Aboriginal communities. He also holds numerous teaching positions in several renowned university institutions.
Secretary-Treasurer, MD, PhD
Geneviève has a unique expertise thanks to the combination of her academic training and her experience as a specialist in urological surgery for more than 10 years. Aillant completed a master's degree in biomedical sciences as well as a Ph.D in Business Administration, she is able to fully understand the political aspects surrounding the improvement of work processes.
A native of the Atikamekw community of Wemotaci, Suzy holds a Master's degree in Anthropology with an emphasis on Tourism Entrepreneurship in Aboriginal Communities, as well as a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. Her studies have supported her interest in the role and place of Aboriginal women in the governance of the territory and natural resources.
Sarah holds a Master's degree in Logistics and is a Ph.D. candidate in Business Administration, specializing in process improvement in the health sector. Her various experiences in consulting and professional and academic teaching have led to her becoming Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement and Organizational Performance at CISSS Montérégie Est.
MARIE - ÈVE COTTON
Marie-Ève has more than 15 years of experience in psychiatry. She is, among other things, a traveling psychiatrist in the Inuit communities of Nunavik and, academically, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine. Marie-Ève is also the author of the novel "Pivot" and has participated in several conferences, including on the mental health of natives.
Proud of her Huron-Wendat roots, Sabryna shares her culture with young people as a teacher, but also by sharing her nation's traditions with other cultures.
A specialist in marketing and new technologies, Thierry is a computer technician, graphic designer, web developer, scriptwriter, filmmaker and business manager. After working as an IT project manager and then marketing director, he now helps SMEs and NPOs achieve their visibility and profitability goals using marketing and management tools derived from new technologies and research.
Fortunately we can count on a team of dedicated volunteers to achieve our goals. However, we are still looking for volunteers willing to get involved in the Aboriginal cause. If you want to make a difference, we invite you to fill out the questionnaire below!