Tami Pierce, BGS, M.ED (she/her)

Indigenous Education

Burnaby, BC

Tami Pierce is an education consultant who lives and works on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish Nations, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Tami is Ganhada of Waap K’oom of the Kitsumkalum First Nation, a Ts'msyen (Tsimshian) community in British Columbia.

Tami brings over 27 years of experience in post-secondary education in British Columbia, working primarily in the area of Indigenous Education. Her work in a variety of post-secondary roles has enriched and enhanced her own understanding and knowledge of the histories of Indigenous peoples and education in Canada.  She continues to advocate for meaningful change for Indigenous students, guide and support respectful and sustainable partnerships between post-secondary  organizations and Indigenous communities, and advance reconciliation through dialogue and storytelling. Tami has recently contributed to the Indigenous Atlas, sharing her personal experience with racism and its impact.

She has a deep knowledge and understanding of the histories and contemporary contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada, as well as cross-cultural relations. Her skills include workshop development facilitation (including the Kairos Blanket Exercise), classroom instruction, proposal development, stakeholder engagement, development and implementation of student support initiatives, budget management and oversight of multi-year funding for Indigenous projects, and curriculum enhancement. Tami has also sat on provincial and national boards and committees representing funders, employers, and groups supporting Indigenous learners.

Services offered:

  • Workshop development and facilitation
  • Indigenous community engagement
  • Curriculum enhancement