Tahltan Nation Development Corporation


Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation. TNDC pursues sustainable and responsible business and economic development opportunities in the region that lead to employment, training and business opportunities for Tahltan members.

TNDC provides heavy construction, earthworks, camp services, air support, aviation, energy, forestry, transportation and fibre optic communications services. TNDC serves the resource exploration, mine development and mining, building construction, forestry, hydroelectric power, civil, infrastructure and public works sectors. 

TNDC is also the contract airport at the Dease Lake Airport, responsible for inspections, maintenance and operations. 

TNDC was established in 1985 to enable the Tahltan Nation to fully participate in the economic activities and development occurring within Tahltan Territory and to provide employment, training, and contracting opportunities to Tahltan members.

Together with its partners, and backed by a trained and experienced local workforce, TNDC is able to support all aspects of resource and industrial development projects occurring in Tahltan territory.

Since its inception in 1985, TNDC has established a reputation as an experienced, qualified, reliable and competitive corporation focussed on safety, quality and integrity through its work on hundreds of resources and industrial projects.

Today, TNDC is one of the largest employers in Northwest British Columbia and in the top 5% of all British Columbia-based companies. In 2021, TNDC was rated the biggest First Nations business in B.C., ranked by total number of employees, in Business in Vancouver’s annual listing.

Some of their business partnerships are in the areas of Aviation, Transportation, Camp Services, Telecommunications, Construction, Engineering, Environmental and minority ownership of Skeena Resources.


Perry Cook
Author: Perry Cook

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