On behalf of Chief Isaac Group of Companies & Alkan Air Ltd.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 3rd, 2016

Dawson City, Yukon – CHIEF ISAAC GROUP AND ALKAN AIR ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Chief Isaac Group of Companies (Chief Isaac) and Alkan Air Ltd (Alkan) are pleased to announce the creation of a new agreement to work together on fixed wing services in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH). This new agreement will allow TH citizens to prosper through new job and learning opportunities, and will position Chief Isaac and Alkan as the premier fixed wing service provider in the region.

“We are committed to ensuring that as opportunities in Yukon become available, and as development occurs in our traditional territory, we are well-positioned to grow and advance the Chief Isaac Group of Companies, alongside key partners and stakeholders,” says Chief Isaac President and CEO Lynn Hutton. “The partnership with Alkan Air is an opportunity to collaborate and work with one of Yukon’s most well respected aviation companies to create long-term wellness and prosperity for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people, our community and all of Yukon.”

“Alkan Air has a long history of respectful relationships working with First Nations across the Yukon Territory, and we are very excited to be working with Chief Isaac on this exciting new venture”, stated Alkan Air President Wendy Tayler. “This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our services, while being confident that the local First Nation is directly benefiting from the work that we do.”

Through this agreement, the companies are able to prepare for the return of a strong mineral exploration and mining cycle and ensure that premium services and products are available in Yukon. “We are committed to working with local companies to meet the procurement needs for our resource sector and support a strong and sustainable business community that supports and contributes to our communities, and to all Yukoners, for decades to come,” summarized President & CEO Lynn Hutton.

Chief Isaac Group of Companies was established in 1984 to own and operate the business interests of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, which is a self-governing Yukon First Nation serving the Han people located in Dawson City. The mandate of the Chief Isaac Group of Companies is to operate a for-profit corporation to create sustainable wealth for the First Nation. Current companies include Chief Isaac Property Management, Chief Isaac Mechanical, Kluane Freight Lines, Han Construction, Mackenzie Petroleum, Tr’ondëk Heavy Equipment and Tr’ondëk Limited Partnership.

Alkan Air has been operating in the Yukon since 1977, providing first class fixed wing services all across the territory. They offer a huge variety of aircraft services, including charter, air ambulance and a newly established flight training school and diploma program in partnership with Yukon College. Alkan Air can take you where you want, when you want.

For more information, please contact:

Lynn Hutton
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Isaac Group of Companies
867-667-7917
E: lynn.hutton@chiefisaacgroup.ca
W: www.chiefisaacgroup.ca

Wendy Tayler
President
Alkan Air Ltd.
867-668-2107
E: wendy@alkanair.com
W: www.alkanair.com

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