Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Variation Tahlton; Meaning "Something Heavy In The Water"; Split Into Talhtan & Iskut (1972)
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:1,377.10 ha
Chief Richard Daniel Mclean
Councillor Clarence Williams Quock Sr., Councillor Curtis Albert Rattray, Councillor Patrick Henry Carlick Jr., Councillor Richard Jackson, Councillor Scott Joseph Hawkins Sr.
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Address: P.O. Box 46
Telegraph Creek
V0J 2W0
Community Description

The Tahltan First Nation, together with the neighbouring Iskut First Nation, make up the Tahltan Central Government.

The Tahltan Central Government (TCG) is the administrative governing body of the Tahltan Nation. The Iskut Band and the Tahltan Band continue to govern Tahltan interest in respect of the Indian Act but have endorsed the TCG as the representative government of the Tahltan Nation in respect of inherent Aboriginal title and rights. This means the TCG is responsible for the ecosystem and natural resources of Tahltan Territory, for managing sustainable economic development, and for strengthening the cultural wellness of the Tahltan Nation.

The Tahltan Band council is based in Dease Lake, approximately 6 hours north of Terrace by road.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Tahltan Central Government