Maggie Wente is a partner at Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP. She is of Anishinaabe and settler descent and a member of Serpent River First Nation. Maggie litigates Treaty and Aboriginal rights, equality rights, employment, and governance matters. As a solicitor, Maggie advises on governance, employment, and human rights law, and matters related to the Indian Act. A significant portion of Maggie’s practice is devoted to the pursuit of equality in health and social services for Indigenous children and to the exercise of First Nations’ jurisdiction over child welfare. She is member of the law societies of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. Maggie has appeared in courts of appeal and trial-level courts in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Federal Court, as well as before arbitrators and adjudicators in commercial and labour arbitrations. Maggie has an LLB/MSW from University of Toronto and a BA from McGill University. Maggie is past-President of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto and was a Commissioner at the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 2006 to 2015.