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TNDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Riannon Ball, Dawn (DJ) Loverin and Teneal Nole to the TNDC Board of Directors. The appointments were made by TNDC’s shareholders – the Tahltan Central Government, Iskut Band and Tahltan Band.

“We are delighted to welcome DJ Loverin and Teneal Nole as new directors and Riannon Ball as a returning director to the TNDC Board. We look forward to the unique and valuable perspectives they will bring to the collective advancement of TNDC. In 2022, TNDC embarked on a journey to transition from its humble roots as a First Nation community-owned business into a powerhouse Tier 1 mining service provider. In 2023, the Board developed a strategic plan that established a solid foundation and strategy to support this journey, guiding us today and into the future. Working together, we will drive long-term growth and diversification, and create new opportunities for current and future generations of Tahltans.” Carol Danielson, Chair, TNDC Board of Directors.  

Riannon Ball is a natural resources environmental sciences and management professional with extensive experience leading community engagement, conducting environmental studies and ensuring Indigenous knowledge is reflected in resource development projects. As Indigenous Relations Advisor with Stantec Ltd. Consulting, Riannon assists in planning, management, assessment and mitigation services to private sector resource developers, all levels of government, non-governmental groups, and Indigenous groups. She previously worked as an Environmental Scientist with the Stantec. Riannon holds a Bachelor of Arts within the Ecosystems and Science Management Program, major in Environmental Studies and minor in Geomorphology, from the University of Northern British Columbia. Riannon is serving her second tenure as a director on TNDC’s board; she previously served from 2014 to 2020, including Vice-Chair from 2018 to 2020 and Chair from 2020 to March 2021.

Dawn (DJ) Loverin is a Tahltan trail blazer with a career spanning more than 30 years and a passion for mentoring the next generation. Currently, DJ works for Newmont at the Red Chris mine as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Previously, DJ worked approximately 30 years for TNDC in various roles; notably, she was contracted to Newcrest Mining (former operator of the Red Chris Mine) as a NewSafe Coach, responsible for mentoring supervisors in quality, safety, operational discipline and effective communication. Prior to that, DJ was Shift Boss on TNDC’s Tailings Impoundment Area (TIA) project team, ensuring production targets were met safely and in compliance, and fostering an inclusive work environment. During her tenure, DJ became TNDC’s first female Construction Supervisor and her early career as an Equipment Operator has pioneered a path for future female operators.

Teneal Nole is a results driven change maker specialized in the management of Indigenous housing. Throughout her 25 year career, Teneal has worked in various capacities with all four Tahltan entities – Iskut Band, Tahltan Band, Tahltan Central Government (TCG) and Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC). Currently Teneal is Housing Manager for the Iskut Band, responsible for managing the housing program, including budgeting, funding, builds and renovations, project management, establishing housing policy, working closely with contractors and the federal government. She previously held the same role with the Tahltan Band. Her past roles include administrator for TNDC and Community Liaison for TCG. Teneal holds a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is completing a Human Resources Certificate through British Columbia Institute of Technology. She sits on the national First Nations Professional Housing Association representing the North Region.

DJ, Riannon and Teneal fill director positions vacated by Mindy Henyu, Chief Carmen McPhee and Chief Marie Quock, whose terms expired. They join Carol Danielson (Chair), Kody Penner (Vice Chair) and directors Brandon Marion and Edward Van Mierlo. TNDC thanks Carmen, Marie and Mindy for their contributions and commitment to TNDC.

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