My name is Jaime. My Father is Anishinaabe and French and my mother is Syrian. I grew up on a small reserve on Treaty 9 Territory in Northern Ontario called Chapleau Cree First Nation, but my family is originally from Michipocoten First Nation. I completed my undergrad from Trent University in Indigenous Studies and Gender Studies and I am now starting my second year of Law School at Queen’s University. I grew up surrounded by nature and enjoy being on the land. I am passionate about Indigenous law both within the Canadian context and internationally.
I believe that Indigenous Youth need to be given opportunities to connect with their culture and knowledge teachers as well that we need to incorporate traditional legal practices into contemporary society. Through my work with CRE in the Indigenous Knowledge and Curriculum department, I am excited to meet and help uplift youth from all walks of life, as well as to be able to learn and extend my knowledge from the incredible staff.