Edie and Jacquelyn Assinewe are twin sisters who were born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. Both are full-time students studying business and fashion. They are bringing their passion to life with the creation of Assinewe Jewelry!
Edie Assinewe (She/Her) graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2021 from the Retail Management Bachelor of Commerce program. Edie creates all the beaded jewelry for Assinewe Jewelry. She learned how to bead in 2018 by community members in Toronto. She is passionate about incorporating traditional Ojibwe styles and techniques into her designs.
Jacquelyn Assinewe (She/Her) is a full-time student at Humber College in the Fashion Management Bachelor of Commerce program. Jacquelyn creates all the clay jewelry for Assinewe Jewelry. She learned how to create clay pieces using online tutorials. She is passionate about creating fashionable pieces that are attainable to the Indigenous community. Each of her clay styles have a connection to Indigenous culture.