Tanya Brown

Name: Tanya Brown

Position: ANABIP Frontline Worker - Burns Lake

Tanya Brown is a Wet’suwet’en member of the Tsayu clan.  Tanya is the Front-line worker for the Burns Lake ANABIP Program. Tanya’s parents are Hereditary Chief Madeek of the Gitdumden clan Jeff Brown and Frances Brown.  Tanya resides in Burns Lake and has one daughter who lives and works in the lower mainland.

Tanya’s educational background includes a diploma in Social Services and most recently a certificate in Indigenous Focus-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma. Tanya has worked in the social work field for 20+ years in various capacities with family and child support, youth program coordination, early child development, drug and alcohol programs and women’s shelter. A lot of the work for child and family support has been on the end of crisis management within an infrastructure of systems that don’t work for our members. This brought Tanya to Office of Wet’suwet’en’s ANABIP program because of the preventative work being done out on the land and based in our culture.  This opportunity also allows Tanya to reconnect and strengthen her Wet’suwet’en roots, as she was raised off-reserve and non-status prior to Bill C-31.  Tanya will be building links and supporting our members in the eastern communities of Burns Lake.