TNDC 30th Anniversary
June 26, 2015 marks TNDC’s 30th anniversary of incorporation. This significant milestone is cause for celebration, so we’re celebrating for an entire year! We’re planning a number of initiatives, contests and events, kicking off with a birthday party in Dease Lake on Saturday, June 27. We’ll be giving away prizes throughout the year and recognizing individuals who have played instrumental roles in growing TNDC into the successful organization it is today. Check out the photos, contest and events below.
*Historical photos above are courtesy of Jerry Asp
TNDC is planning a number of contests over the year ahead to recognize the support of Tahltan members, TNDC industry and business partners and the community. Check back for details about our contests.
TNDC was established in 1985 by visionary Tahltan leaders who wanted to ensure the Nation benefitted from resource development occurring in Tahltan traditional territory. Ivan Quock, Chief of the Tahltan Band, Pat Etzerza, Chief of the Iskut Band and Vernon Marion, President of Tahltan Tribal Council (now Tahltan Central Council) and Jerry Asp were instrumental in developing the founding principles and direction of the company and appointing its first board and executive. It is the passion and leadership of the successive leaders leading up to today, many of whom have continued to serve on the board, who have grown TNDC into the successful corporation it is today.
TNDC was formed to enable the Tahltan Nation to fully participate in the economic activities and development occurring within Tahltan traditional territory and to provide employment, training and contracting opportunities to Tahltan members. TNDC benefits from sustainable and responsible business and economic development opportunities that lead to job creation, training and business opportunities for Tahltan members.
TNDC has grown significantly in size and capability into a successful multi-million dollar corporation. Today we employ more than 30 core staff and hundreds of seasonal workers each year. We have established partnerships with 30 companies to expand our service offering and capabilities. And we’ve earned a solid reputation as an experienced, qualified, reliable, competitive and well-respected corporation through our work on hundreds of projects.
Dease Lake was a vision of red and white on July 1 for Canada Day celebrations and TNDC showed its red and white – with accents of black – to sponsor the community celebration and mark its own birthday milestone.
TNDC kicked off its year-long celebrations to mark its 30th anniversary with a party for the community in Dease Lake at the Dease Lake School soccer field on June 27, 2015. Around 250 people turned out for a day of activities, fun and games, followed by dinner and entertainment.
Over the coming year TNDC will be adding photos from events celebrating our 30 year anniversary and adding to the Historical Photo Gallery below. We welcome any photos from TNDC's history you would like to share. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us permission for use.