Tania Talebzadeh-Takiyeh

Summer Law Student

Tania Talebzadeh-Takiyeh (تانیا طالب زاده تاکیه) is a first generation, Iranian migrant who is finishing her third year in the JD/JID program- Joint Degree with Indigenous Legal Orders at the University of Victoria. She was birthed on Haudenosaunee territories in Montreal, and then raised in Iran and on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh lands in North Vancouver. Tania comes from a bloodline of desert-navigating Yazidis. Her Bachelor of Arts was completed in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, where she focused on Internalized-Islamophobia within the Iranian diaspora and her people’s treaty obligations to unceded territories. The work she has previously done includes partnering with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council on housing their Secwépemc Child & Family laws, the Environmental Law Centre on drafting an amicus curiae to support International Indigenous governance and guardianship over waterways, and grassroots organizations in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous woman, girls, and two-spirit peoples. Tania's hobbies include cooking, photography & mixing songs.