Fort McMurray—Cold Lake

Brian Deheer is a Settler on Treaty 6 territory (Lac La Biche), in the Métis Nation of Alberta Region One. He has been a Green Party member since 2009, and has been in over 10 federal and provincial elections. Brian is dedicated to creating sustainable communities that protect people’s livelihoods, human health, and the health of the planet.

Brian’s commitment to public service through environmental stewardship spans decades, including advocating for recycling and renewable energy. He was a founding member of Northern CARE which has become Alberta CARE.

Brian is a member of numerous watershed stewardship or environmental groups; some local or regional, some provincial. Several of these groups include Indigenous partners and advocate for reconciliation and healing.

Brian has taught music, studied urban planning, performed in a local band, and been in dance and theatre performances. He’s also an active volunteer with the local Nordic Ski Club, and has enjoyed numerous wilderness canoe trips and long-distance biking tours.

In his 14 years working with students and staff at Portage College, Brian learned about traditional Indigenous ways, teachings, and knowledge, including the Seven Sacred Teachings, Seven Generations thinking and Living in harmony and reciprocity with nature.