The Moricetown resident, seven-term band council member, and former chief works in Smithers at the West Fraser sawmill, said he has driven to Smithers to work for 30 years.
“I want to bridge the gap between Smithers and Moricetown. I believe in unity and mutual respect, cross-cultural understanding and education. And I want to be one of the first Wet’suwet’en persons to run for Smithers town council and set an example for our youth, both native and non-native, and to help Smithers grow economically and prosper with our infrastructure, especially with housing,” said Mitchell, describing councillors as “trustees” meant to carry out the public’s vision.
He also wants to expand tourism and focusing on health and education.