Tanya joins KMKNO as the Mi’kmaw Community Liaison, born and raised in Potlotek First Nation; she is the granddaughter of Valerian (Smokey) and Cecelia Marshall. Tanya graduated from NSCC with an Aboriginal Court Worker Diploma as well, received her Hospitality and Communications Diploma from Compu College.
Tanya has worked with many Mi’kmaq First Nation organizations such as Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network as an Aboriginal Court Worker and The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs for over 15 years. She has collaborated with KKMNO for the past 4 years working on files for Culture and Heritage, as well as Emergency Preparedness.
She currently resides in Sydney Nova Scotia with her son, Carter and husband Carl.