Meet Tanya, our new Reconciliation Coordinator

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Tanya Eagletail and I’m from the Tsuut’ina Nation Treaty 7 area. I’m happy to be on board with the Women’s Centre team! I look forward to connecting with the staff soon. I’m also a full-time student at Mount Royal University, wife, and mother of two sons.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

I believe feminism is someone who believes in fairness and equality in genders and practices it by teaching or helping others to be heard as women. Women are just as powerful as men and today have just as much responsibility or perhaps even more responsibility.

What brought you to the Woman’s Centre of Calgary?

The Women’s Centre caught my eye many years ago, I personally brought my sisters or friends to the Centre. I think when I first learned about the position as the Reconciliation Coordinator, I knew I would definitely fit in this environment. For one, I’m all about helping and teaching where I can. Being that I’m an Indigenous woman, I felt that I can help somehow. I believe there’s many barriers Indigenous women face and I want to work towards those areas Indigenous women face everyday.

What’s the one thing you hope to learn at the Women’s Centre?

I hope to learn more on the social issues that women face and how we can help to make changes or find solutions.

Describe a woman who you admire or who has influenced your life?

My late grandmothers were women I admired with all my heart. Their humbleness and genuine personalities influenced my life in many ways, they reminded me to always be open minded when needed, and patient when listening to someone’s story. Their teachings shaped me to be the woman I am today — understanding, caring and resilient.  They also taught me about our culture and how it’s unique, and to cherish our ways so they won”t be forgotten.

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