Jolene Ashini is one of the incoming summer students at OKT for 2019. She is a member of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation.
Jolene is currently in the first cohort of the Joint Degree Program in Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders JD/JID at the University of Victoria Law School.
During Law school Jolene has been active in Indigenous student matters, and has recently been elected as Co-Chair for the Indigenous Law Student Association at Uvic.
Before Law school, Jolene earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Acadia University. Jolene has also worked in the mining industry, with Vale, as a Chemical Analyst. In addition to her education she had also served a term as Councillor for the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation. In her spare time you will find Jolene painting, drawing, or spending as much time in Nutshimit (on the land) in Labrador.
Jolene is aiming to be a member of the Indigenous Bar, Newfoundland and Labrador Bar, and Ontario Bar Association to start.