Industrial Update: Tŝideldel First Nation: Taking the Lead on Traditional Territory
A 2022 industrial update in Williams Lake Tribune featured Tŝideldel First Nation and CCR.
Photo credit: P. Theriault • TsiDelDel Enterprises doing fire salvage at Hanceville timber in the summer of 2021
By Sadie Hunter
The Nenqayni Deni “First Nations People” of Tŝideldel (Redstone) are part of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation. The community is approximately 177 kilometres west of Williams Lake on Highway 20. The community has about 750 members, with half of them residing in the community.
Despite its small size, Tŝideldel First Nation is an ambitious and entrepreneurial community providing direct employment to close to 200 people through various endeavours.
The largest, Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd. is a joint venture company equally owned by the Tŝideldel First Nation and Tolko Industries Ltd. The company has operated since 1992 and has been successful in creating employment and business opportunities for Tsi Del Del First Nation members, other Tŝilhqot’in people and local, non-native people of the area, currently supporting 100 jobs.