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Dr. Stanley Vollant founder of Puaman Meshkenu

May 15, 2020

CBC – launched a new youth ambassadors program aimed at giving 11 First Nations and Inuit youth work and public speaking experience. Dr. Stanley Vollant who founded Puaman Meshkenu has spent much of the last decade travelling across Quebec sharing his message about healthy living and reconciliation, but he hopes to pass on that role to the next generation of Indigenous leaders.

Vollant was the first Indigenous surgeon in the province. In 2016, he founded Puamun Meshkenu (also known as the Way of a Thousand Dreams) after completing a 6,000 kilometre-walk across eastern Canada, stopping in Indigenous communities along the way to talk about healthy living.