Maïlys Flamand was born in Roberval and is originally from the Ilnu and the Atikamekw Nation. Since 2017, with the support of Wapikoni, she has directed three experimental short films in Manawan, at Concordia University and in the virtual studio. Her creations explore and deepen a subject that is dear to her: belonging to several places. Not only is Maïlys a filmmaker at Wapikoni, but she has also worked there as a local coordinator, as a facilitator of awareness workshops and as a visual designer for the Natakanu project. Since moving to Montreal in 2019, she has been active in the urban Indigenous community, having chaired at the Cercle des Premières Nations de l'UQAM and served on the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal Autochtone. With a college diploma in visual arts from Trois-Rivières and a certificate in Indigenous youth intervention from UQAC, Maïlys has been working as a cultural facilitator since February 2020 at Native Montreal.