Priscilla Mueller is the newly elected Chief of Saik’uz. Priscilla brings with her a few years of experience and has served 3 previous terms on Council here. Chief Mueller sits on Boards for Carrier Sekani Family Services, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and for the First Nations Major Project Coalition.
Chief Mueller is of the Tachek Whute’n (Grouse Clan), granddaughter of the late Celina John and daughter of the late Mary (Mazie) Teichroeb, and is happily married to Reg Mueller. Reg and Priscilla have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild.
Previous to being on Council, Priscilla worked in Education for 15 years and built many relationships with the youth, instrumental in providing support in any way that was needed.
Priscilla’s passion as Chief of Saik’uz; “to continue to practice our traditional ways and to teach our younger generation the ways of our ancestors.”
Jackie Thomas is serving as Councillor for Saik’uz First Nation. She is a mother of four and grandmother of one, is a member of the frog clan and resides on reserve. Councillor Thomas has been involved in community development for over three decades. She’s a current Board member of PGNEATA, Tin Toh Forest Products, and the First Nations Limited Partnership. Her passions are traditional activities on the land like hunting, fishing, gathering medicines, and ceremonies.
Jasmine Thomas is a Dene woman and frog clan member currently residing in Saik’uz. She has been involved in various national and community-driven research projects and other educational initiatives related to the inter-connectedness of the environment, health, and community well-being. Jasmine has done advocacy work around environmental, climate, and social justice issues based upon an Indigenous rights framework. She has experience in youth and community engagement and planning, and is currently serving as an elected Councillor for Saik'uz. Jasmine also has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the BC First Nations Technology Council and volunteers as an Advisory Committee Board Member for the Vancouver Foundation's new LEVEL Youth Granting Program.
Rodney Teed is of the grouse clan, born and raised in Saik’uz. He finished high school and went on to trade school (BCIT – gas fitter) Infrastructure in various places such as Saik’uz, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary!
Rodney has a passion for his horses, singing, Native dancing, and his family. As a young man, he enjoyed such things as hunting and trapping with his Dad and Grandpa and loves every day out here in Saik’uz.
Rodney also plays in a band “Playing for Keeps” which focuses on both Country and Rock music. He is the proud father of 1 son, 1 daughter, and 3 grandsons, and has been happily married to his wife, Amber, for over 30 years now!