Susan Miller is a member of Katzie First Nation in Pitt Meadows, BC, and lives on Katzie IR#2 in Langley, BC. Katzie is a part of the linguistic family that is known as the downriver dialect of Halkomelem, the language shared by the peoples residing on the rivers and shores of the Salish Sea. q̓íc̓əy̓ means “the land of the moss,” and is also the name of the village site on the Fraser River near the present-day community of Port Hammond. She is the proud mother of grown children, Melanie and Caleb.
She has worked for First Nations for the past 40 years and has extensive experience in policy development specifically Health and Social programming, development & implementation, and governance structure.
Throughout her career, she has worked at all levels of First Nations Administration, including an Education Coordinator, Social Development worker, Health Director, Manager of many health and social programs, and Administrator. From October of 2013 to March 2018, she was the elected Katzie First Nation Chief. That experience gave her the opportunity to work with all levels of government, provincial and federal.
As a past member of several boards, she has worked with First Nation leaders to support First Nation governance, child welfare, health, and social services.
Susan now works as a consultant with her sister, Debbie Miller, and together they have formed sməq̓ʷɑʔ θə sɬənɬenəy̓ – Blue Heron Women Consulting.