Indigenous youth train to become ambassadors, future leaders  

March 25, 2020

Puamun Meshkenul has launched a new youth ambassadors program aimed at giving 11 First Nations and Inuit youth work and public speaking experience. The non-profit was launched by Stanley Vollant, the first Indigenous surgeon in Quebec who is an Innu from Pessamit. "I would like to have young people take this role of leader and also be role models so that the youth can connect with them,” said Vollant, “and to continue what my mission was the last seven years. They're going to get a chance to speak about their own experience.” The 11 ambassadors in the program, all young First Nations and Inuit women, participated in a three-day training session in January and were intended to participate in part of a sessions at the end of the month.   CBC   (QC)