Tunngasugit! Uvanga Jaelyn Nainimiunguvunga.
Welcome. My name is Jaelyn and I am originally from a small Inuk Community in Northern Labrador, called Nain Nunatsiavut. I lived there on and off with my Anansiak (Grandmother) and Atatsiak (Grandfather) until I was 8 years old. I then moved to Toronto with the other side of my family who is Guyanese and lived there until I was 18 years old. I currently reside on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory in what is now called Ottawa as I moved here for school. I am currently finishing up my double degree in Law and Indigenous studies at Carleton University and will be graduating in April 2020.
Having a very unique story and upbringing has allowed me to see the world and life through a very distinct lens. This perspective is very important as it is one that is missing from so many spaces, so I do my best to assert my narrative wherever I can. I am very passionate about working with Black, Inuk and mixed ancestry (black and Indigenous) youth and making space for them by making myself visible! In my spare time, I enjoy working out, sewing and reading!