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Post Secondary Education

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society has opened applications for the 2021/22 Indigenous Awards Program. There are over 700 awards available, totaling approximately $2 million, to assist Indigenous students pursuing a post-secondary education. Three types of awards are available:   Student Award: $1000-$2500 (multi-year) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees. […]

FNHA Covid-19 Resources

Please Click on the following link to access pdf file for the FNHA Resource Compilation.

Seeking 2 Tahltan Members to Support CCP Survey Collection in May

Tahltan Band – Temporary, Part-Time May Job Opportunity The Tahltan Band is engaging members in Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek to revise the 2009 Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP). The revised Tahltan Band CCP will be a document to help our community plan for the future. The Tahltan Band is looking for 2 CCP Survey Coordinators, […]

Community Planning Kick-Off Meetings!

Join us at our Comprehensive Community Planning Kick-Off Meetings on March 26th in Dease Lake and March 27th in Telegraph. Come share your vision for our communities!

Telegraph Creek Wildfires

Telegraph Creek Wildfires – All past, present and upcoming information relating to the wildfires around Telegraph Creek can be found HERE.

Wildfire Update – Alkali Lake

Alkali Lake (R91947) This is the final update for the ‘Alkali Lake’ fire; no further updates will be posted on as it is no longer considered to be a Wildfire of Note. If you require further updates on this fire, please contact the Northwest fire centre. Last updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:52 AM Location: 5 […]

APTN National News

Please click on the link for the full APTN coverage   APTN National News Coverage – Telegraph Creek Fires

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Check out the Tahltan Band Council 2018 Summer Newsletter. Click the cover to open the newsletter

200 Delegates, Three Days of Dialogue: Leadership Gather in Lheidli T’enneh Territory for Northern Regional Caucus

Above: Rocky Jackson (Tahltan) sings a song to honour residential school survivors at the end of the Stikine Wholistic Working Group presentation at the Northern Regional Caucus.    Over the course of three days from October 24-27 on Lheidli T’enneh territory in Prince George, representatives from northern First Nations communities engaged with diverse health and social […]

“Cycle to the Sacred” Bike Tour Travelling Through Northwest

A pair of Vancouver cyclists say they’re aiming for positive change,  with their bike tour to the area of the northwest called the Sacred Headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Desiree Wallace and Landon Yerex are the co-founders of “Beyond Boarding” — and their “Cycle to the Sacred” tour is trying generate financial […]

Tahltan Band demands transport permits for mining-related movements

TORONTO ( – The Tahltan Band Council last week introduced new rules for permission to use the only road into the Tahltan community of Telegraph Creek, in British Columbia, after a series of close calls and mishaps on the road. The Band reported that at the end of July, a low-bed truck slipped off the […]

Update: Tahltan group pushes back against Red Chris Mine

A group of Tahltan elders have set up a blockade of Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine. The action by the Klabona Keepers is in response to the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach that leaked mining waste into Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. Aug. 5, resulting in a […]

‘Cycle to the Sacred’ raises funds for Klabona Keepers

Last summer, a group of athlete-activists called Beyond Boarding spent time roaming the B.C. countryside learning about resource expansion and filming a documentary. The film, titled Northern Grease, culminated with the group spending six weeks with members of the Tahltan Nation in their traditional lands known as the Sacred Headwaters, and documented a group called the Klabona […]

Cycle to the Sacred bike tour raising funds and awareness

Beyond Boarding has set off on another adventure – ‘Cycle to the Sacred’ is a bike tour that aims to generate financial and social support for a group of indigenous land defenders, the Klabona Keepers, in the Sacred Headwaters of British Columbia. The tour will take place over the course of one and a half […]

Chief’s bike ride raises medical emergency money

TELEGRAPH CREEK, BC – Fifteen avid bike riders took part in Tahltan Band’s fifth annual Chief’s Ride June 20 to promote healthy activities and raise vital funds for members’ medical emergencies. The ride saw riders including Tahltan youth and visitors from as far away as Colorado take on the grueling 112km road from Dease Lake […]

Tahltan First Nation bans mining company in dispute over coal mine

DEASE LAKE, B.C. — The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, Apr. 01 2014, 3:29 PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Apr. 01 2014, 8:59 PM EDT A northern B.C. First Nation has banned a mining company from its lands as a bitter fight over a proposed coal mine escalates, again. Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee says Fortune Minerals must not […]

One year coal rights moratorium placed on BC cultural heartland

TORONTO ( – The British Columbia provincial government and the First Nation Tahltan Central Council (TCC) on Monday announced in a joint statement an agreement pausing the granting of new coal mining rights in the Tahltan Klappan area for a year. Called the Klappan Coal Licence Deferral Area Order, the agreement provided more time for […]