About the Tahltan Nation
TNDC is a business corporation owned by the people of the Tahltan Nation through the Tahltan Band, Iskut Band and the Tahltan Central Government (its shareholders). The Tahltan Nation includes on and off-reserve Tahltans living in Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Iskut. About one-third of the Tahltan Nation lives in Tahltan territory, though not all are living on reserve lands, and more than 3,000 people living across the country.
Located in Northwestern BC, Tahltan traditional territory encompasses 11 percent of British Columbia and the Tahltan Nation holds inherent Aboriginal title, rights and interests of the Tahltan Territory. The Tahltan people are entrepreneurial by nature and the Nation supports sustainable and responsible business development that respects Tahltan traditional values and benefits all parties.
Covering 93,500 square kilometres (36,100 square miles), the north/western border of Tahltan traditional territory runs parallel to the Alaskan/Canadian border, and includes part of Yukon. The south/eastern border includes the upper Nass tributaries, western half of the Stikine plateau, and the sacred headwaters of the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers.
Tahltan territory is rich in natural resources including minerals (gold, silver and copper), which has earned it the reputation of The Golden Triangle, as well as salmon, forests and wildlife. The abundance of these natural resources has resulted in overwhelming interest by industry in developing projects to extract the resources.
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 Pelletierformer CEO, Rescan Group
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 MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
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 LaidlawPresident & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.Rodger McLeanPast Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
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. WicksteadPresident, 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 FriesenManager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries