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January 27th, 8:08 am

1st STUDENT COLLOQUIUM 1st STUDENT COLLOQUIUM on traditional Indigenous health-related trades, knowledge and practices on traditional Indigenous health-related trades, knowledge and practices

SANDRINE FILIATRAULT CONFERENCE
A Huron-Wendat, Sandrine is studying medicine at the Université de Montréal. In her first year of studies, she decided to get involved with the university group GISA (Groupe d'intérêt en santé autochtone). Through her participation in GISA, Sandrine visited the communities of Uashat, Mingan, Natashquan, Pakua Shipi and Pessamit and organized a symposium on indigenous cultural competence.

Sandrine, a Huron-Wendat, studied medicine at the Université de Montréal. In her very first year there, she became involved in the Aboriginal Health Interest Group. Through this interest group on Indigenous health, Sandrine visited the communities of Uashat, Mingan, Natashquan, Pakua Shipi and Pessamit, and she organized a symposium on Indigenous cultural competence.
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What a wonderful conference that makes us want to attend! Bravo Puamumn Meshkenu and bravo Sandrine: a conference that says a lot about your dedication to indigenous people!

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A great opportunity for young indigenous people! A great opportunity for young indigenous people!

January 23rd, 5:49 pm

A great opportunity for Aboriginal youth!
A great opportunity for young indigenous people!Extraordinary all-expenses-paid travel opportunity to Whitehorse!

Come and meet First Nations people from across the country, find out about their reality regarding climate change and share your perspective on the subject.

The FNQLSDI is proud to support the participation of 3 young people in the National Climate Gathering (bit.ly/2uwC5kz) to be held on March 3 and 4, 2020 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Do you want to go? Full details can be found below.

To qualify, you have to:
- between the ages of 18 and 35;
- be a member of the First Nations;
- reside in the Province of Quebec;
- have valid identification to travel to Canada;
- be available from 1 to 6 March 2020.

To submit your application, you must send an email to the attention of Karine Labrosse-Lapensée at the following address KLabrosse-lapensee@iddpnql.ca :
- a copy of your résumé;
- a cover letter (or video*) explaining why you are motivated to take part in this national gathering.
*You can send us your video using WeTransfer if the file is too big.

Here are a few questions to help guide your thinking:
- How are First Nations youth part of the solution to climate change?
- Why is it important for First Nations youth to participate in this gathering?
- How do you plan to share your learnings/experiences with other youth and members of your community by participating in this great national gathering?
- In what ways are you involved in protecting Mother Earth?

You have until Sunday, February 2, 11:59 p.m. EST to submit your application.

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January 22nd, 7:58 am

Lecture given as part of the 1st STUDENT COLLOQUIUM on Aboriginal Traditional Health Professions, Knowledge and Practices.

1st STUDENT COLLOQUIUM on traditional Indigenous health-related trades, knowledge and practices.

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MARTIAL FOUNTAIN AND KATHLEEN ANDRÉ

Martial Fontaine and Kathleen André are from the community of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam. Together, they practice traditional Innu medicine. Through their values, they are committed to passing on their knowledge to the younger generations.

From the community of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, Martial Fontaine and Kathleen André practice traditional Innu medicine together. They are committed to passing on their knowledge to the younger generations by way of their values.
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MISSION

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

Promote
Aboriginal
values
and foster
a better
intercultural

understanding

Unite
communities
and Generations

Improve
the health
of community
members

OUR ACTIONS

Our actions have two very specific objectives

  1. Giving hope to Indigenous youth so they can reach their full potential and open up to the world by taking pride in being Aboriginal.
  2. 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:

GIVING HOPE

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.

FOSTERING WELL-BEING

Challenge 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

OUR VOLUNTEERS

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!

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OUR PARTNERS

NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS