Born and raised on the beautiful Tsuut’ina Nation, Tanis One Spot has always had a deep connection with the land. Tanis started her career; split between working for the Office of the Peacemaker , and the Finance department. After a number of years, an incident with an oil and gas company on her Nation made her question Indigenous rights and protection of culturally and environmentally sensitive areas that lead her enroll at SAIT in various fields. Tanis excelled at her studies; and soon was the first student from the program accepted to work at ConocoPhillips Canada. Tanis worked in the surface land department, well abandonment and reclamation fields as well as establishing the first Aboriginal Network group that brought Indigenous awareness and training to its employees. After just under seven years, Tanis returned home to Tsuut’ina and worked in various positions within public works before becoming the Executive Director for the Lands portfolio. Tanis continues her passion to work with her Community and Elders to develop Policies for Land use, Water and Conservation.