Alexandre Nequado is Atikamekw from Manawan. He has been living in Montreal since 2008 and worked for a financial institution for six years before getting involved in the field of culture. He works at Land InSights, the organization behind the Montreal First Peoples Festival. He also does Atikamekw/French translation for various television productions. He also does outreach work for Mikana, a non-profit organization whose goal is to inform different audiences about Indigenous realities. For the past few years, he has been very interested in his mother tongue. Thanks to his translation work, he is discovering a little more about his language and the philosophy behind the words.