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Dr. Stanley Vollant

Inspiring and supporting Indigenous People to follow their own path of a thousand dreams

Mamu Nikantetau 2024

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The new edition will take place from September 23rd to September 30th, 2024, in Anishnabe territory, and will encompass the Indigenous communities of Kitcisakik, Lac-Simon, and Pikogan, as well as the cities of Val-d'Or and Amos.

Some twenty walkers will cover the entire route, which totals just under 200 km. The event will culminate on September 30 with a commemoration on the site of the former residential school in Saint-Marc-de-Figuery. 

Develop your full potential to contribute to the well-being of your community. 

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and support Indigenous Peoples to follow their own path of a thousand dreams (or Puamun Meshkenu in Innu) in a way that is mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally holistic.

Mamu Nikantetau walkers group
Mamu Nikantetau walkers

We develop activities and events to enable indigenous people to develop individually and collectively.

Discover our range of activities

Our actions

Walking and dreaming are part of Puamun Meshkenu's DNA. It's an excellent way to gather, meet and share with one another. Walking is also a traditional activity that provides a period of reflection and meditation that promotes holistic health. 

Dr Vollant's marches

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Mamu Nikantetau Uashat

Young indigenous people need opportunities that promote their well-being and enable them to acquire knowledge of their identity, history and politics, as well as skills in communication, leadership, critical thinking and self-improvement. Acquiring these skills through these activities will enable them to gain self-confidence, become more involved in their community and embody the values that our organization wishes to convey.

Development of full potential

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Group workshop

A program developed to enable young indigenous people to develop their full potential, leadership and public speaking skills through training, coaching and practical workshops. These dream carriers are then given the opportunity to give talks to indigenous and non-indigenous people from different backgrounds.

Dream conferences

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School conference

Throughout his Innu Meshkenu walk and to this day, Dr. Vollant uses his walking sticks as dream sticks. By touching the stick and closing their eyes, thousands of people have deposited their dreams on it. To date, over 22,000 dreams have been collected. 

The aim of the classes is to convey a message of hope, while making dreams come true.

Dream stick workshops

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Atelier du bâton des rêves
Stanley Vollant Innu Meshkenu

Discover the history of Puamun Meshkenu

The Innu Meshkenu movement 

Innu Meshkenu is a movement started by Dr. Stanley Vollant’s by 6,000-km walk from 2010 to 2017. Travelling the road of his ancestors, Dr. Vollant went to meet Indigenous people living in the communities across Quebec. He sought to convey his message of hope to young people and took the time to visit many schools along the way.

Our values

This value means maintaining and preserving Indigenous cultural traditions, identities and customs. It also means sharing, passing down, valuing and educating with respect for all Indigenous cultures. This value also holds the capacity for resilience and the will to live a contemporary lifestyle with pride.

Tradition

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This value means working to improve people’s well-being, in ways that are aligned with their needs and respect their experiences and differences. Wellness requires action in order to regain balance and is about responsibility. This value draws on the holistic principles of the Medicine Wheel.

Well-being

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This value means working to reach a common goal, for and by Indigenous Peoples. It also means valuing constructive partnerships with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples and organizations. Collaboration involves respect, honesty, transparency and a desire for reconciliation. It is illustrated by the strengths and skills, creativity and actions of Puamun Meshkenu’s team members.

Collaboration

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This value means carrying out our mission with enthusiasm, determination and conviction.This value underlies the organization’s vitality and dynamism in all its endeavours, as well as its sound, optimized and respectful management. This value generates abundance and the realization of dreams, and it also means taking our rightful place. 

Commitment

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