Kaska Dena Council Executive
George Miller, Chair
George 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 & Administration. In 2008 he was elected to the position of Chair of the Kaska Dena Council.
- 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
Ruby Johnny, Vice-Chair, Administration and Finance
Ruby Johnny was born in French Creek, BC, to Margaret Hennel, daughter of Mike and Magdaline Johnny. Magdaline was the one that helped bring her into the world.
Ruby’s traditional name is destl 'ede which means squirrel and was given to her by her Grandma before Ruby was a year old.
She attended Lower Post Residential School and when she wasn't in school she lived in Blue River, One Ace Mountain, and a number of other areas while being taught by her Mother and Grandparents.
Ruby later moved to Vanderhoof to live with her Dad Bill Lux Sr. and siblings to attend school.
From 1986 to date, Ruby has worked for a number of organizations some of which was: Vanderhoof Employment Center, Yinka Dene Language Institute, DRBC - Justice Program, LFN - Dena Keh Justice, and has been a Board Member of the Watson Lake School Board. She also has been involved with the Ministry of Child & Family Services.
Ruby currently lives in Watson Lake, but still enjoys going out on the land with her Children and Grandchildren, where she shares stories about being on the land and teaches them things that were taught to her by her Mom & Grandparents.
Danny Case, Vice-Chair, Lands and Resources
Danny 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.