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New CEO announced for K’atlodeeche First Nation

September 30, 2019
Hay River Hub
Author: 
Paul Bickford
Article Source: Read the Original Article

Debbie Miller of the Katzie First Nation is the new CEO of K’atlodeeche First Nation in the area around Hay River, Northwest Territories. Miller is in the 2020 cohort of the Master of Business Administration program at Royal Roads University.

Here is an excerpt:

Miller comes to KFN after working for 24 years with her Katzie First Nation, including as general manager of its development corporation and as its chief negotiator for 12 years.

“I think the reality of working with a First Nation — the relationship building, the need for individuals to develop trust and see a person as integrity based — is something that’s absolutely transferable across any First Nation,” she said.

Sometimes new people think they will save organizations, she added. “And I’ve told K’atlodeeche First Nation that I’m not here to save them, I’m here to serve them, and I’m here to serve them well.”

This article appeared in the Hay River Hub.