The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council has appointed of Reg Mueller, of Saik’uz First Nation, as Deputy Tribal Chief.
Mueller replaces the outgoing Tribal Chief Terry Teegee who was elected British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief last month.
Teegee’s new role requires his greater attention so, to facilitate that, the Carrier Sekani Board of Directors appointed Mueller as the Deputy Tribal Chief to assist in the delivery of the services provided by the tribal council until the election for the tribal C=chief is held in July 2018.
Mueller is a sitting member of the Frog Clan, and is a former Vice Tribal Chief, and Technical Services Director at Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. He successfully completed engineering design and drafting programs at the College of New Caledonia and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has a background in mechanical engineering with over 25 years of engineering and project management experience. He has worked for Saik’uz on a number of economic development initiatives, including a logging company and a log building company. Currently he is a member of the Highway 16 Action Plan Advisory Group.
Mueller volunteers for a number of initiatives such as First Nations Foster Kids in Care as a “young” elder, and has worked as a mentor to young First Nations men and women in the trades at the College of New Caledonia’s, Vanderhoof campus. Most recently he has managed the THEO (Transportation and Heavy Equipment Operating) Initiative, delivered through Prince George Aboriginal Employment and Training Association; a program designed to match employers with First Nations Class One Drivers and trained Heavy Equipment Operators.
Reg has been happily married for 32 years to Priscilla and they have three three children, Cherina, Danielle, and a son, Christopher. They have one granddaughter, Alayna, who is almost three years old.