Polsia Carrozza is Métis and Italian from Northern Ontario, with roots in Cochrane, Lake of the Woods and southern Saskatchewan. She is currently a 3L student in the Programme de droit canadien at the University of Ottawa and holds an Honours B.A in Psychology. She is on a journey of learning how to bead and speak Michif. She is passionate about Indigenous law, and wants to work towards advocating for better protections of Indigenous knowledge within colonial canadian IP laws.
Shelby is a 3L student in the english common law program. She is a Moon River Metis from Ontario. Shelby holds a Bachelor of Science Honours from Queen’s University with a major in environmental science. Her undergraduate research focused on the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.
Brooke Wakegijig is an Ojibwe woman. She is from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve. Her passion is beading. She grew up in Thunder Bay ON. She is currently a 2L student in the English Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. She completed her undergraduate degree in Compressed Nursing at Lakehead University. Brooke worked as a law clerk for a criminal defense firm for two years prior to attending law school. She hopes to help her people in whatever area of law that she makes a career in.
Ullukkut/tansi. Christian is a Nunavut beneficiary, but also identifies as Cree. His mother is originally from Inukjuak, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and father is from Split Lake Manitoba of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation. He was born in Ottawa, ON, on the unceded Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. Christian is currently a 2L student at the University of Ottawa in the Common Law program. He holds a certificate in Media and Communications and a diploma in General Arts and Science from Algonquin College. He received his B.A. in law from Carleton University. Prior to attending law school, Christian worked as a policy advisor in economic development, labour and legislative priority areas with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Christian is strongly passionate about advocating and advancing Indigenous rights across Canada.
Wolfgang Wuttke-Stanton is Anishininiwak from Kistiganwacheeng also known as Garden Hill First Nation located in northern Manitoba from his fathers side. He is also Wukchumni from Tule River Indian Reservation located in central California from his mothers side. He is currently a 1L student and looks forward to helping the Indigenous community.
Samantha is a 1L in the English Common Law Program. She is Métis and German from Southern Ontario, with roots in Penetanguishene and Port Severn. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice & Public Policy from the University of Guelph. When not studying, she spends her time reading, hiking, and watching films. Her current to be read book is “True Reconciliation” by Jody Wilson-Raybould. She is passionate about Indigenous law and hopes to one day help her community by advocating for the incorporation of more Indigenous legal principles in our criminal justice system.