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.
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.
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’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 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.
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.