Bill Adsit at the Tahltan Nation's tradeshow booth at the Minterals North 2013 conference in Terrace.

Bill Adsit at the Tahltan Nation's tradeshow booth at the Minterals North 2013 conference in Terrace.

Tahltan leader wins award

Bill Adsit recognized for forging bonds with non-aboriginal businesses in territory north of Terrace

  • Jul. 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Tahltan Nation businessman Bill Adsit said he is honoured to have received the Aboriginal Business Visionary award from the 2013 Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB).

Adsit, CEO of the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation, took the award for his work in forging business bonds between aboriginal and non-aboriginal groups including leadership in more than 20 joint venture partnerships and business ventures, a press release from today said.

“I am truly honoured to be recognized for this award. Sharing knowledge to build capacity among First Nations and creating economic opportunities where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people prosper together are business principles I live by,” Adsit said.

The release goes on to describe the function of Adsit’s organization:

“The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation. The TNDC provides a network of specialized contracting services for the building construction, forestry, hydroelectric power, mining and road construction industries as well as support operation in administration and accounting, ground transportation and heavy equipment hauling,” said the release.

TNDC is involved in the construction of hydroelectric projects in the Tahltan territory, including the Forrest-Kerr run-of-river operation owned by AltaGas Ltd.

Tahltan Band Council Chief Rick McLean accepted the award on Adsit’s behalf in Vancouver at the Recognition Awards gala July 25.