Tannis Nielsen is Cree, Danish, and Métis. In 2006, she obtained her Masters of Visual studies degree from the University of Toronto. Today, Tannis continues to practice as a professional visual artist / educator, her most recently held position is as instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where for three years she has taught a liberal studies course that utilizes post-colonial, decolonization methodologies, as a means of contextualizing Indigenous art. As well as a practicing visual arts Professional, Tannis’ latest curatorial exhibition focused on the similarity and difference of colonization as experienced currently in both Canada and Palestine. Invited artists included John Halaka, Emily Jacir, Erica Lord, and James Luna. This exhibition was held at A-Space gallery in 2008.