Tanna is a very proud Wolastoqiyik (people of the beautiful and bountiful river) from the Nekutkuk Maliseet Nation (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2006 in Sociology/Criminology, and followed with a 15-year career with Employment Skills and Development Canada/Service Canada. During this time she held local, regional, and national union positions for over 10 years. Tanna had worked for the past 6 and half years as the Senior Band Administrator for her community and has held the position of CEO of Band Owned Entreprises for five years; she is first female to hold these positions in her community and is very proud of that.
Tanna can be found helping communities advance to a more sustainable future for all generations to come. Tanna has been passionate about advancing indigenous rights for over 20 years and devotes much of her free time to assisting and advancing various committees and organizations for more Indigenous inclusion and participation. Tanna is on the Board of Directors of Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) for the past 3 years. Tanna is also passionate about protecting Indigenous women and their families’ rights and has sat on the Gignoo Transition House Inc. for over 8 years.
Tanna brings a wealth of traditional, local community, and government knowledge to our team as the Project Advisor/Officer.