Tanya T. MacIntosh is a Sahtu Land Claim beneficiary born in Fort Smith, NT. Spending her youth living all over the Northwest Territories in such communities as Tuktoyuktuk, Fort Providence, Yellowknife, and Deline. Moving to the Sahtu in 1989 she spent over 10 years working for the GNWT in Norman Wells.
In 2004, she graduated from the Geomatics Engineering Technologist Diploma program in Nova Scotia. Moving to Alberta for work in the Land Surveying industry, her work was primarily within Oil & Gas with some exposure to Mining and Land Claim Projects. As part of her work, Tanya had a variety of trips to the Sahtu to participate in multiple Career Day Fairs and other educational contributions.
Currently Tanya and her husband work in Alberta and spend their leisure time gardening, camping and hiking.