I am committed to serving the Chiefs and communities to continue advocating and supporting their governments and their citizens. I have proudly served the BC Assembly of First Nations for the past 3 years, and I am asking you for a renewed mandate for the next 3 years.
Terry Teegee, is the incumbent Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and proudly served his first term. Terry’s ancestry is Dakelh, Gitxsan and Sekani descent and is a member of Takla Nation. As a former Registered Professional Forester, responsible for looking after the forests, forest lands and forest resources, Terry is deeply involved in natural resources development . As Regional Chief, he was an instrumental voice in the development and historic passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
Terry's strong leadership, both provincially and nationally, was vital on the following portfolios and issues:
Terry is known for his caring and collaborative leadership. He worked to unify and support people working together towards the recognition of our inherent rights.
Before his election as BC Regional Chief, Terry was the elected Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) from 2012-2017. Previous to his political aspirations, Terry held forestry and natural resources roles with the CSTC and Takla Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management (Forestry) and also a Natural Resources Technology Diploma.
Terry and his wife Rena Zatorski have been married for 20 years and have two children, Rylie and Rowan. They reside on Lheidli T’enneh Shelley Reserve, 22 kms up the Fraser River from Prince George.