Mélanie is born of an I and a Belgian father. She grew up in an urban environment. For several years now, she has been involved, among others, in the Comité jeunesse du RÉSEAU autochtone de Montréal (Youth committee of the Aboriginal Montreal NETWORK) and in the Aboriginal traditional environment. She is the project manager for DestiNATIONS, an Native organization based in Montreal, focusing on a research on the state of affairs of the Aboriginal cultural development in Quebec. She was the cofounder Mikana, an organization that has the mission of promoting the awareness of Canadian Aboriginal realities to various audiences.