Tiana is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University with B.A. in Geography and Archaeology. Tiana used the skills developed during her studies to gain employment in the fields of environmental conservation, ethnographic mapping and policy analysis. In her position as a GIS and database technician she had the privilege of working with various Indigenous groups across Canada. Her work primarily focused on capacity building and protecting Indigenous rights through effective management of natural and cultural resources.
Tiana then went on to work as a Policy Analyst for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. There she worked on two components of the Highway 16 5-Point Transportation Action Plan. The project enabled residents of First Nations and rural communities to travel safely along the transportation corridor from Prince George to Prince Rupert.
Tiana Lewis is a proud member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). She was born and raised in North Vancouver. Tiana’s ancestral name is Seli,Liye, which she received from her mother’s side of the family from the Tsawout First Nation, located on Vancouver Island.