Maya Cousineau Mollen
Maya Cousineau Mollen, of the Innu-Montagnais First Nation, was adopted in a traditional way by Quebec parents based on the decision from her Innu mother. Encouraged by her parents, she began writing poetry at the age of 14.
This means of expression follows her throughout her existence. Poetry is an outlet for freeing yourself from strong or negative emotions, or simply to celebrate an important moment. Maya is a modestly published author in anthologies and literary journals, and she is also the author of a short story in the collection Amun under the direction of Michel Jean.