Tanya Ball is from Lower Post, BC. She is of Kaska and Tahltan descent. Tanya has an educational background in Environmental Studies and Advanced ARC GIS. She has been employed with Dena Kayeh Institute for 6 years as the land guardian coordinator for the Dane nan yḗ dāh (Kaska land guardian) program.
“My love for the land and learning about culture, language and traditional knowledge has made the guardian program a perfect fit for me! Our program continues to grow in the data we collect, also we get to work with youth and elders, who are an integral part of the implementation of our program. Tracking change has been a huge part of the start of our climate change data collection, through supporting us with the gathering of baseline data from within our local watersheds.”