Mamu Nikantetau March
A symbolic 300 km march from the community of Pessamit to the community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, where marchers met with indigenous and non-indigenous people to share their messages of hope, healing, respect and reconciliation.
A step towards healing and reconciliation
In the summer of 2022, in conjunction with the Pope's visit to Canada, Puamun Meshkenu organized a large march in support of the survivors of residential schools and those who lost their lives there.
Building on the success of the 2022 walk, the Mamu Nikantetau Walk is a continuation of last year's event. The aim is to continue the open and inclusive dialogue between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, to raise awareness of the history and current challenges facing indigenous peoples, and to promote healing and mutual understanding, particularly with regard to the effects of intergenerational trauma.
From our perspective, healing, both individual and collective, must be an integral part of the truth and reconciliation process. Without truth, we cannot heal, and without healing, we cannot reconcile. It is with this in mind that we wish to pursue the path we have already begun, in order to continue the healing process to which we must commit ourselves.
Innu of Uashat
Attikamekw of Wemotaci
Innu of Mani-Utenam
Naskapi of Kawawachikamach
Québécois of Sept-Iles
Innu of Pessamit
Innu of Mashteuiatsh
Mohawk of Kahnawá:ke
Québécoise of St-Bruno-de-Montarville
Attikamewk of Wemotaci
Québécois.e of Montréal
Innu of Matimekush-Lac John