Melissa Mollen Dupuis
Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience
Melissa Mollen Dupuis is an Innu Nation member from the community of Ekuanitshit on the North-Shore region of Quebec. She has over 15 years of experience in the cultural activities sector with First Nations organizations including the First Nations Garden and more recently Native Montreal. She developed a great facility at sharing the richness of the Innu culture through contemporary visual arts, video, performance and storytelling. An actress, cinematographer and urban activist within the indigenous community in Montréal, Melissa is engaged with the Native Montreal, she is also the Board President of the Wapikoni and the co-founder of Idle No More Quebec. She has been part of the Indigenous rights movement leaders in Canada that have been honoured with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2017.