Welcome to the first episode of Indigenous Voices in Resource Development.
On this episode, our host, John Desjarlais, talks with Taryn Roske from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Taryn is a JBS Operator with Cameco and a member of the Indigenous Resource Network.
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Taryn Roske bio:
My name is Taryn Roske, daughter of Percy Roske and Josy (Parada) Roske. I was born and raised and currently reside in La Ronge SK. I attended high school at Churchill community high school. I graduated in the spring of 2008, and that fall I enrolled in the Geological Technician course at Northlands college also located in La Ronge. I graduated from the course in the fall of 2009 and landed my first job with Cameco as a Radiation Technician in May of 2010. I worked at Rabbit Lake until the summer of 2016 when Cameco made the decision to close its doors and go into care and maintenance. While at Rabbit Lake I spent a year working as an underground surveyor as well. In 2017 I accepted a position at Key Lake Operation as an Environmental technician, I worked there for one year when they also made the decision to go into a temporary care and maintenance state. From there I accepted a position at Cigar Lake as a Senior Radiation Technician, I worked in that role for 3 years before moving into my current position as a JBS Operator III, being the first and only female operator (who also happens to be indigenous) at the time.
We hope you enjoy this episode.