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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.

Vue de drone des marcheurs mamu nikantetau

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.

The walkers

Frederic Jourdain 

Innu of Uashat

Evangeline Bellemare

Attikamekw of Wemotaci 

Tatiana Jourdain-Rock

Innu of Mani-Utenam

Willie Nabinacaboo

Naskapi of Kawawachikamach

Sebastien Methot

Québécois of Sept-Iles

Marie-Catherine Picard

Innu of Pessamit

Marco Bacon

Innu of Mashteuiatsh 

Tawnie Lahache

Mohawk of Kahnawá:ke

Sarah Bourque

Québécoise of St-Bruno-de-Montarville

Micheline Bellemare

Attikamewk of Wemotaci

Albert Lalonde

Québécois.e of Montréal

Johanne Aster

Innu of Matimekush-Lac John

A journey marked by exchanges, encounters and overcoming challenges.

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