Practitioner a Thunderbird Law
Koren Lightning-Earle, Blue Thunderbird Woman, is Cree and from Samson Cree Nation, Alberta. She is a sole practitioner a Thunderbird Law in her home community.
Koren graduated from Law School in 2007 at the University of Alberta. She was called to the bar in February 2009 and had the honour of having her Bar Call on her Reserve of Samson Cree Nation. She was called by Chief Justice Wachowich and Federal Court Justice Mandamin. In addition to her Bachelor of Laws, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Special) degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Students. Koren is a candidate for Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University to be completed this fall, her concentration is on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Koren is President of the Indigenous Bar Association. She is the Vice-President of Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society. She is the Co-Chair of the First Nation Women Council on Economic Security. Koren is also a sessional instructor at Maskwacis Cultural College.
She is the mother of two daughters, Alice and Abigail.