OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the new AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee who was elected yesterday at the AFN B.C. 14th Annual General Meeting in Vancouver.
"I want to congratulate AFN B.C. Regional Chief Terry Teegee – Maxweeum Tsimghee - on behalf of the entire AFN National Executive," said National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "Regional Chief Teegee has an impressive history of leadership for the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, for First Nations in B.C. and First Nations across the country. His political background is complemented by his deep understanding of science, forestry and the land, and he has been a strong voice for First Nations rights. I look forward to working with him as part of our National Executive. I want to thank Chief Maureen Chapman for her dedication and energy during her time as Acting B.C. Regional Chief."
Regional Chief Teegee is a member of the Takla Lake First Nation and served as the elected Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council since 2012.
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