Wilp Sustainability Director, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
Tara Marsden is a member of Gitanyow First Nation, and holds the traditional name Naxginkw. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science, and her thesis focused on consultation on land and resource management with Northern BC First Nations. Tara currently holds the position of Wilp Sustainability Director for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, and has previously worked for a number of First Nations, ENGOs, post-secondary institutions and the provincial government. Her areas of interest are: traditional governance, sustainability assessment, recognition and reconciliation, community-driven research, Aboriginal case law, policy development, environmental monitoring and adaptive management, and land use planning. She lives in Hazelton with her two children.