Ashley Courchene is a first-year master’s student in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. His research focuses on Indigenous nation-building theories and practices in the face of ongoing settler colonialism.
“I am looking forward to generating new ideas that can strengthen Indigenous language revitalization projects at the forefront of Carleton’s academic mandate, while working to foster good relations with neighboring First Nations communities,” says Courchene.
Courchene is presently vice-president (Finance) with the Carleton Graduate Students’ Association. He is provincial chair of the Circle of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Students for the Canadian Federation of Students. In addition to these roles, Courchene hosts the decolonial podcast Skoden Chronicles.