FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 5th, 2016
Chief Isaac Group And Horizon Helicopters Announce New Partnership
Chief Isaac Group of Companies and Horizon Helicopters are pleased to announce the establishment of an exciting new partnership to work collaboratively in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. The partnership highlights the benefits of buying and supporting local companies and aims to create long-term wellness and prosperity for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in shareholders and citizens, the community and the Yukon Territory.
“The Board of Chief Isaac Group of companies, and its shareholders, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Trust, are excited to partner with Horizon Helicopters. This partnership will help support Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens and our community through aviation and wellness grants, scholarship programs, increased access to job opportunities, and economic stimulus in our region,” states Chief Isaac President and CEO Lynn Hutton. “By developing our local resources and expanding the range of service we can offer, we ensure that benefits generated by our community, stay in our community.”
“With nearly a decade’s experience as a Yukon-based company, we understand and believe in the value of strategic partnerships that support our communities and create opportunities in the north,” says Horizon Helicopter’s Operations Manager & Chief Pilot Cole Hodinski. “During the 2016 exploration season, we are providing aviation services to Kaminak Gold Corp for the Coffee Gold Project, and our partnership with Chief Isaac Group ensures that local companies and communities benefit from economic opportunities in the region.”
With a commitment to community based economic prosperity and wellness, the Chief Isaac Group and Horizon Helicopters partnership will enhance opportunities to meet client’s needs, explore new ventures and ensure safe, timely and efficient business solutions for the resource sector today and into the future. “Together, we have the opportunity to expand into multiple sectors and we look forward to continuing to explore new ventures that support northern economic development,” concluded Ms. 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. The Chief Isaac Group of Companies operates contemporary enterprises while remaining rooted in the strong, ethical traditions of our ancestors. 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. The group of companies respectfully carries the name of this historic Chief who led the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush during the late 1800s.
Horizon Helicopters (HH) is a leading provider of helicopter transportation services in the north and is 100% owned and operated in Whitehorse, Yukon. HH employees are committed to providing safe and efficient helicopter transportation and maintenance services to the industry. Offering a fleet of modern aircraft ensures they meet and exceed Yukon’s industry needs. They are a fast growing helicopter company offering innovative and cost effective solutions to support the logistical requirements of the Yukon.
For more information, please contact:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Isaac Group of Companies
Operations Manager & Chief Pilot
Picture Attached Features:
Lynn Hutton, President & CEO, Chief Isaac Group
Cole Hodinski, Operations Manager & Chief Pilot, Horizon Helicopters
Photo Credit: Horizon Helicopters