The Tahltan Central Government’s (TCG) emergency management committee (EMC) has been recognized with an excellence award from the provincial Association for Mineral Exploration (AME).
TCG’s EMC committee, headed by its director Feddie Louie and deputy director Jodi Nishima, was the recipient of the AME David Barr Award for its leadership and innovation in mineral exploration health and safety.
“The committee is recognized for creating an inclusive and agile forum to facilitate communication between Indigenous communities and industry in northwest B.C. The committee demonstrated exemplary leadership during both the COVID-19 pandemic and the wildfire season,” stated AME while announcing the winners.
The EMC committee also includes Chad Norman Day, TCG president; Marie Quock, Iskut Band council chief; Carmen McPhee, Telegraph Creek Band chief; Gordon Infanti, director of communications and external relations; Jodi Payne and Ann Ball.
Tahltan members also part of the EMC are Tina Etzerza, Shana Dennis, Kim Rowe, Maggie Dennis, Natasha Callbreath, Terrilynn Nole, Peggy Abou, Annabel Nole, Melva Quock and Christine Ball.
“The AME Celebration of Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of individuals who contribute to successfully finding, funding and building safe and responsible mineral exploration and development projects,” said Jill Tsolinas, chair of the AME board of directors.
The winners will be felicitated at the AME Awards Gala on Feb. 2, 2022.