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Called to the Bar: May, 2012 (British Columbia)

Background

Karenna joined the Firm in 2011 as an articling student.

She is a Turtle Clan Mohawk from Six Nations, Ontario. While at the University of Toronto, she was an active member of the Aboriginal Law Students Association, and an editor of the Indigenous Law Journal. Karenna was a research assistant to Professor Sossin and Professor Sanderson, focusing on administrative law and Band Council governance. In 2009, she also received the June Callwood Fellowship in Aboriginal Law, awarded each year to an Aboriginal law student at the University of Toronto. Her Fellowship project involved work with the Sour Springs Longhouse and the Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on Burials and Burial Regulations, to request the return of sacred masks to the Haudenosaunee. Karenna did a six-month exchange to the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. While on exchange, Karenna participated in the Indigenous Law Centre as a contributor to the Indigenous Law Bulletin, and as an editor of the Australian Indigenous Law Review, both of which are internationally well respected Aboriginal publications.

Education
  • J.D. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 2011
  • B.A. McGill University, 2008
Publications

Indigenous Law Bulletin. “Hadu:wis: Repatriation Efforts of the Haudenosaunee in the United States and Canada.” March/April 2010 Volume 7 Issue 17.