Tanna is a very proud Wolastoqiyik (people of the beautiful and bountiful river) from the Neqotkuk Maliseet Nation (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick. Following a career in the federal public service, she became the CEO of Band Operations for Tobique. She led a team to develop her community’s wind energy project, Wocawson Wind Farm. Tanna is now a consultant; she helps communities with projects that promote sustainability and energy sovereignty. Her goal is to apply her skills and knowledge to help communities plan and prepare for a more sustainable clean future for all generations to come.
Tanna has been passionate about advancing Indigenous and environmental rights; she devotes much of her free time to assisting and promoting various committees and organizations for more Indigenous inclusion and participation. Tanna has been with ICE on the Board of Directors and brings a wealth of government experience and traditional knowledge and government knowledge.
I have always been taught to share and that the older ones always take care of the younger ones. Mentoring allows me to share the knowledge that has been passed down to me through our teachings. Mentoring also always me to grow on my journey, learning about new perspectives and instructions from other territories.
I would like to mentor those interested in creating a better tomorrow for their families and their communities. It could be in any capacity.