TNDC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting Provides Updates For Tahltan Membership

TNDC held its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 3, 2017 in Dease Lake, reporting on its business and operational highlights to its shareholders – the Tahltan membership – and hearing their feedback. The AGM was held on the final day of the Tahltan Central Government’s (TCG) Annual General Assembly (AGA), an important gathering of the Tahltan membership held each July long weekend, which brings together members from inside and outside the territory for reports on the Government’s initiatives on their behalf.

TNDC's presentation at its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 3, 2017

Tahltan members listening to presentations at TNDC's 2017 AGM

Approximately 100 Tahltan members attended TNDC’s 2017 AGM, including the leadership from the three organizations – Iskut Band, Tahltan Band and TCG. TNDC’s Board Chair Calvin Carlick chaired the meeting, provided introductions and shared a board update. CEO Peter Arendt reported on the TNDC’s financial, business and operational highlights, current business outlook and strategic priorities looking ahead.

TNDC Board Calvin Carlick responds to questions at TNDC's 2017 AGM

Peter provided perspective on TNDC’s current business environment and financial landscape. He emphasized that to foster TNDC’s long-term sustainable growth, the company must embrace an innovative, progressive mindset beyond its traditional business model and explore opportunities inside and outside the territory. TNDC is actively seeking to identify and pursue opportunities which diversify services that complement TNDC’s traditional business areas while capitalizing on TNDC’s experience, partnerships and local advantage.

TNDC CEO Peter Arendt presenting to Tahltan members at the 2017 AGM

Tahltan members with TNDC's booth in the background at TNDC's 2017 AGM

TNDC’s new strategic plan commits to this diversification and strengthening financial performance, as well as providing training and employment opportunities for Tahltan members. The strategic plan defines key objectives in the areas of health, safety and environment, sustainable development, heavy construction, mining and earthmoving, catering and camp services, partnerships, infrastructure, and direct investment.

TNDC Board Members L-R: Vernon Marion, Colleen Parker, Jamie Gleason, Herbert Henyu, James Dennis

Tahltan member listening during CEO Peter Arendt's presentation

TNDC remains committed to developing business opportunities that will benefit the Tahltan Nation. This will be achieved through proactive outreach with companies operating and developing projects in Tahltan Territory, as well as strengthening collaboration with TNDC’s business partners and Tahltan organizations.

Tahltan members listening to presentations at TNDC's 2017 AGM

Tahltan members listening to presentations during TNDC's 2017 AGM

Participation at the TCG AGA provides a valuable opportunity for TNDC to connect with Tahltan members visiting TNDC’s booth at the AGA. It also supports TNDC’s efforts to foster a collaborative approach to economic, resource and industrial development in Tahltan Territory.
TNDC's 2017 AGM Agenda and Annual Report

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  • TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.
    Rhonda Quock
    Finance & Administration Manager, TNDC
  • Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.
    Ivor MacGregor
    Vice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
  • We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.
    Adam J. Wickstead
    President, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
  • We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.
    Darcy Friesen
    Manager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
  • We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.
    Gary Laidlaw
    President & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
  • We’ve had many projects in Tahltan territory through our Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants (RTEC) partnership, and the experience has been excellent. TNDC’s management team has been an honorable and knowledgeable group to work with. They always look at ways to make things work, and we have developed lasting friendships. It’s been an honour to work together.
    Clem Pelletier
    former CEO, Rescan Group