Melissa Mollen Dupuis


Melissa Mollen Dupuis is a member of the Innu community of Ekuanitshit on Quebec’s Côte-Nord. After a long professional career in which she shared the rich culture of her people with non-Indigenous audiences, she created with Widia Larivière in 2012 the Quebec branch of the Idle No More movement. In 2014, Melissa became president of Wapikoni’s board of administrators, and in 2017, Amnesty International named her Ambassador of Conscience along with five other figures of Canada’s First Peoples’ movement and Alicia Keys. In 2018, she became the Boreal campaigner for the David Suzuki Foundation.