DESIGNING OUR ECONOMIES INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN SPEAKERS
REGIONAL CHIEF TERRY TEEGEE
REGIONAL CHIEF, BC ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS
Regional Chief Terry Teegee, a member of Takla Lake First Nation, was elected BCAFN Regional Chief on October 12, 2017 and carries the responsibilities of the hereditary name of Maxweeum Tsimghee. Until recently, Terry was a Registered Professional Forester. He is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry in 2006 and completed a diploma in forestry technology from the College of New Caledonia.
Terry served in elected positions including Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (2012 to 2018), and the BC Representative for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (2008 to 2014). He was appointed to the Fraser Basin Council Board, an advocacy group that promotes sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, from 2009 to 2018. Terry was one of 250 participants selected from across the country to participate in the 2017 Canadian Governor General’s Leadership Conference.
The BCAFN Regional Chief and his wife, Rena Zatorski, have been married for 18 years and have two children, daughter Rylie and son Rowan. They currently reside on Lheidli T’enneh reserve, located 22 kilometers from the city of Prince George.