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Tahltan Nation Development still one of the biggest Indigenous businesses in British Columbia

British Columbia nation has unique powers due to a combination of land rights, legal clout, financial heft and the ability to conduct their own economic and environmental assessments on projects in their territory. (Image courtesy of The Tahltan Nation.)

Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) has been rated by Business in Vancouver (BIV) again, as one of the biggest Indigenous businesses in British Columbia. On Nov. 7, BIV released its annual list for 2022 where TNDC was rated at number three, as the biggest Indigenous Business in B.C., ranked by total number of employees. In 2021, TNDC was rated number one on BIV’s annual list.

“TNDC is delighted to again be recognized as one of the biggest Indigenous businesses in British Columbia. Inclusion in Business in Vancouver’s coveted annual list provides further credence to the economic strength and wellbeing of TNDC and strengthens our position as an Indigenous Partner of Choice,” Paul Gruner, CEO, TNDC said in a news release.

“Introduction of new businesses like airport and forestry services are complementing our heavy construction and camp services for the exploration and mining sector, enabling us to provide valuable employment for the local remote communities and be one of the top employers in Northwest British Columbia,” he added.