Yanas Tigan was an unjoined Trill living on Sappora VII, near New Sydney, in the 24th century. She and her husband were the parents of Janel, Ezri, and Norvo Tigan.

In 2375, she owned the sixth largest pergium mine in the Sappora system. Yanas did not have a good relationship with her children, especially Ezri, her only daughter. This was due to Yanas' stern, authoritarian nature coupled with her domineering behavior. This relationship deteriorated even further when Ezri was joined with the Dax symbiont. Now carrying the memories of Dax’s eight previous hosts, Ezri found it difficult to distinguish herself from the others. When Yanas came to visit her on Trill after being joined, Ezri presented herself to her as Curzon. This convinced Yanas that Ezri should come home, and when she didn't, Ezri noted that "things went downhill from there."

Yanas also tried to discourage her youngest son, Norvo, from the arts despite his skills, preferring him to work for the family business instead. After it was revealed that her two sons had been involved with the Orion Syndicate, and that Norvo had killed Morica Bilby, Yanas realized that she was to blame. (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter")

Yanas Tigan was played by Leigh Taylor-Young. Her first name comes from the script.
According to the novella Saturn's Children, her mirror universe counterpart and that of Janel were murdered by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance in 2375 for helping more than three hundred Terran slaves escape from New Sydney and Sappora VII. They were turned in by Norvo, who received a full pardon.

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