British Columbia Regional Chief
Regional Chief Terry Teegee, a member of Takla Lake First Nation, was elected BCAFN Regional Chief on October 12, 2017. Teegee carries the responsibilities of the hereditary name of Maxweeum Tsimghee. In addition to his responsibilities as BCAFN Regional Chief, Teegee is also the elected Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC).
Regional Chief Teegee is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry in 2006. He has also completed his diploma in forestry technology from the College of New Caledonia. From 2009-2012, Teegee was the Vice-Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC). Prior to his political career, Regional Chief Teegee was the forestry coordinator for his First Nation community of Takla Lake, located in north central British Columbia.
Terry has also been elected as the BC Representative for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA) from 2008 to 2014 and has been appointed to the Fraser Basin Council Board since 2009, which is an advocacy group that promotes sustainability in the Fraser River Basin. He is also Vice President of Sustut Holdings – a joint venture company owned by Takla, Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en First Nations and is the President of LTN Contracting – a joint venture company owned by Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Roga Contracting. Recently, Terry was one of 250 participants selected across the country to participate in the 2017 Canadian Governor General’s Leadership Conference (CGGLC).
The BCAFN Regional Chief and his wife, Rena Zatorski, have been married for 17 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.