Yukon First Nation Development Corporations/ Businesses

The Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce is an organization on the rise as it heads into its 3rd year of operations. In spite of challenging economic trends these past few years, there continues to be tremendous potential for Yukon First Nation businesses to develop and advance in Yukon. We know that our members play a key role, not only in Yukon's economy but across the North, and we want to support these efforts by standing together with a collaborative voice for business and continue to be a strong regional economic force.
I would personally like to thank our 2015 Board of Directors for all their hard work this past year, and would also like to express to our members how very excited I am to be President of such an exciting organization. Our success over the last few years has demonstrated that now is the time to work together as development corporations and individual businesses and that YFNCC can be an effective conduit for dialogue, advocacy and cooperation.
In just a short time YFNCC has achieved a great deal, and our 2016 Board of Directors is eager to help maintain the momentum that was achieved throughout this past year. In 2016, we look forward to developing key initiatives and projects that will enhance our ability to outreach to our members and connect the business community with the trends, challenges and best practices all of us are facing in today's economic environment.
Please consider joining our organization today. A membership with YFNCC supports Yukon First Nation Business development and connects you with local issues, resources and opportunities for your business or organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our organization, or would like to discuss membership.
I wish all of our members a prosperous year, and welcome future members to the team!
YFNCC President - Brian MacDonald

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms. Lynn Hutton has over 15 years' experience as a change specialist in operational, financial and risk management and more than 10 years' experience in construction management, HR, marketing and public relations in both the private sector and for Yukon First Nation organizations. Currently, Lynn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chief Isaac Group of Companies (CIGC), the for-profit development corporation for the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, whose Traditional Territory is located in Yukon.

As a Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizen, Lynn has a unique understanding of the needs of the shareholders of this complex portfolio, the reporting and management relationship between the Shareholder and the Corporate Board, as well as the overall management of the Corporation, to ensure benefits are maximized for shareholders, investors and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in community.

In addition to her diverse experience, Lynn is currently an active Director for RAB Energy Group Inc. and the new President of the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce.


Delmar Washington is a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. Born in Whitehorse and raised in Haines Junction, Delmar's cultural heritage has given him first-hand knowledge of the traditional First Nation lifestyle.

Delmar has worked in road maintenance and construction as an equipment operator and long-haul trucker. He started flying helicopters in 1987 and in 1995 began his own company, Capital Helicopters (1995) Inc. The company continues to be 100% First Nation owned and currently operates four helicopters.

As owner and chief pilot of Capital Helicopters, Delmar has extensive experience working with First Nations, government and the private sector.


Geordan Clark, Director
Kluane Dana Shaw Corporation

Geordan Clark is a Kluane First Nation citizen, born and raised in Burwash Landing, Yukon Territory. Geordan has been working with the Kluane First Nation since September of 2011, in the capacity of the Executive Director for the Kluane Dana Shaw Corporation, as well as participating in the start up phases with the Kluane Community Development Corporation, Kluane Energy, and Kluane Mineral Resources.

Geordan is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology – Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship Program (2005) and is near completion of the Cape Breton University, Masters of Business in Community Economic Development program (2015). Geordan has also completed Project Management Courses with the University of British Columbia (2014).

With a passion for Community Economic Development, Geordan is dedicated to supporting  the progression of Yukon First Nation’s business and advancement of the Yukon’s economy.


Nelson was born in Uranium City, Saskatchewan; he is a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation from Fort Chipewyan, Alberta.

He continues to call Whitehorse his home with his wife Karen and two children Blake, Kara and now grandson Carter and a granddaughter, Clarke.

Through years of working in the construction trade, Nelson had obtained his Journeyman Carpentry Inter Provincial Trades Certification and Level 1 & 2 Building Inspection Certificate.

Nelson believes in the importance of helping and working with all Aboriginal People, he has been working for 11 years with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) and is now the President & CEO of the economic arm of C/TFN, the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation. He has helped implement and maintain the Housing Policy, maintenance programs and managed new construction for commercial and residential projects.

Nelson is an avid supporter for Urban Aboriginal organizations; he is a current board member with Yukon Mine Training Association, he is the Past President of Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, past board member to Lanalxh (Prosperity) a Trust setup by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, past Chairperson for the Grey Mountain Housing Society that had 70 units, past Chairperson for the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle, past Board Member for the Territorial Apprenticeship Board, just to name a few.

In Nelson's previous role with C/TFN, and his new role as CEO of the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation is to work on major initiatives, such as energy, community development, subdivision develop, multi-use facilities, and helping put programs together to help train citizens in the trades and market based housing as well as life skills.



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NEWS/EVENTS

OCTOBER 12, 2017


February 13 - 15, 2017

Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference
This event will highlight and promote First Nation Aboriginal Development Corporations and Aboriginal businesses in all sectors of our northern economy, alongside Yukon's business community in tourism & culture, technology & innovation,finance & investment and natural resources (mining, oil & gas, renewable energy, fisheries and forestry).





OCTOBER 3-6, 2016


Cando presents: 23rd Annual National Conference & AGM
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, YT


MARCH 23, 2016

Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce to Focus on Yukon's Economy & Collaboration Opportunities in 2016