100% Aboriginal-owned Dehcho Regional combines the business arms of all seven Aboriginal groups in the Nahendeh portion of the Dehcho Region to form an aviation powerhouse. These supporting groups include: Liidlii Kue First Nation in Fort Simpson, Acho Dene Koe First Nation in Fort Liard, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in Wrigley, Fort Simpson Metis Local 52, Nahanni Butte Dene Band, Sambaa K’e Dene Band in Trout Lake and Jean Marie River First Nation.
We also draw on the vast experience of Northern operators Great Slave Helicopters and Air Tindi, our operating partners, to deliver safe, efficient and professional aviation solutions around all corners of the Region.
Our partnership is a true Northern success story. In an area where cooperation has at times been slow in coming, we are proud of the fact that our partnership serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when we all work together for the common good. Collectively we have taken an initial investment of $5,000 per partner and grown that into a multi-million-dollar aviation company that owns its own helicopter and is poised to make additional acquisitions in the months and years ahead.
Operating from facilities in Fort Simpson and Fort Liard, no other aviation firm resident to the Dehcho offers the same reach and scope of services as our partnership can deliver. No other operator delivers the same level of benefits to our communities and residents as Dehcho Regional with a range of youth and women’s wellness grants as well as a detailed scholarship program.
In 2010 our corporate success and regional cooperation earned us the coveted Business of the Year Award from the NWT Chamber of Commerce.