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Tania Talebzadeh-Takiyeh is a first generation, Iranian migrant and graduate from the JD/JID program- Joint Degree with Indigenous Legal Orders from the University of Victoria. She spent last summer working for OKT LLP’s Yellowknife office and is now an Articling student in the Toronto office.
Tania was raised in both Iran and on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories in North Vancouver.
Prior to law school, Tania completed her Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, where she focused on Islamophobia within the Iranian diaspora and her people’s treaty obligations.
She also spent her time advocating for housing rights with women, two-spirit, queer, and trans* youth in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Tania’s legal career includes partnering with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness on developing a Justice program focusing on the implementation of Indigenous laws throughout release mechanisms, consulting the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council on housing their Child & Family laws, working for the Environmental Law Centre on drafting an amicus curiae to support International Indigenous guardianship over waterways, and interning at The Law Centre, practicing Criminal, Family, and Civil law for lower income communities in Victoria, BC.