Kaska Dena Council Executive

George Miller, Chair

George MillerGeorge Miller was a founding member of the Kaska Dena Council, which was established in 1981. In 1982, George was elected as the first Vice-Chair of Kaska Dena Council to the position of Finance and Administration. In 2008, he was elected to the position of Chair of the Kaska Dena Council.

George has been involved in numerous positions within the Kaska Nation over the last 30 years, including:
  • President of United Native Nations Local #143
  • Deputy Chief of Liard River Indian Reserve #3. The Hereditary Chief & Council were the governing body of the Liard First Nation and Liard River Indian Reserve #3
  • Vice-Tribal Chief/General Manager/Economic Advisor of the Kaska Tribal Council
  • General Manager/Acting CEO of two companies, Kayeh Nan Petroleum Inc., and Iyon Kechika Contracting Ltd. These companies offered services to the oil & gas industry within the Kaska Traditional Territory
  • Economic Advisor/Kwadacha Natural Resource Agency

Lacey Johnny, Vice-Chair, Finance and Administration

Lacey JohnnyLacey Johnny is a Kaska Dena and a member of the Dease River First Nation. Although she was born in Vanderhoof, BC, Lacey, her mother, and her brother used to spend their holidays in their home land of the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory. When Lacey was 8, they moved to Good Hope Lake and later moved to Watson Lake for education and employment.

Lacey has experience working in the area of Administration, and on July 26, 2016, at the Kaska Dena General Assembly held in Kwadacha, Lacey was elected as Vice Chair of Finance and Administration for Kaska Dena Council.

Lacey brings to Kaska Dena Council her professional knowledge and experience, her youthful perspective, an eagerness to learn, and a deep commitment to Kaska Dena and her culture. She enjoys her free time with her two boys and family by going out on the land around Good Hope Lake, hunting, fishing, and enjoying Kaska cultural traditions.

Danny Case, Vice-Chair, Lands and Resources

Danny CaseDanny Case brings years of experience in lands and resources to his position as Vice-Chair of Lands and Resources. Starting out initially working for Kwadacha First Nation as a logger, Danny went on to work for Kwadacha Maintenance Department for five years, where he worked on capital projects as well as the job training coordinator.

Danny then returned to his passion of working in the bush in silviculture. This work experience led to him being offered the role of Natural Resources Manager for the Kwadacha community, which involved economic development, land referrals, employment and training, mining negotiations, as well as contract development and completion. Danny then became CEO of the Kwadacha Natural Resources Agency; an agency with an office staff of four, and between 20 to 60 seasonal part time workers.

He sits on the Board of Directors for Eagle Path Inc., a joint company created by the Kaska development corporations to bring together joint venture partnerships from Industry to create dollars for Kaska communities and to continue to bring the Kaska communities together.

Danny has a passion for the land, and spends time out on the land either hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, or riding ATVs, and when time allows, Danny loves a good round of golf.

Danny has a strong connection to his family and loves being with his children, attributing his accomplishments and who he is to the profound positive impact his children have had on him and on his life.