Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
August 11, 2015

Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Regional Economic Development Plan finalized

WHITEHORSE—Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in and the Government of Yukon are pleased to announce the finalization of the Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Traditional Territory Regional Economic Development Plan following a signing ceremony in Dawson City today.

“This vital planning document was a result of our Final Agreement, and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in are pleased to play a lead role in its completion,” Chief Roberta Joseph said. “The plan ensures a prosperous economic future for all Dawson-area residents, and we are already seeing the positive impact of this plan in the Klondike.”

“The Government of Yukon remains committed to developing successful partnerships and to increasing economic activity in Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Traditional Territory,” Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard said. “The dedication of all the involved parties has resulted in a plan that will contribute to the enhancement of local and regional business development with benefits for the entire territory.”

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory Regional Economic Development Plan was developed with the assistance of an oversight committee consisting of representatives of the Final Agreement signatories (Government of Canada, Government of Yukon and Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in) and the City of Dawson as part of regional economic development and opportunity planning initiatives.

The plan presents a long-term, sustainable, community-based approach to economic development that will lead to increased local spending, increased employment opportunities, growth in existing businesses and the emergence of new businesses in key sectors.

Funding has been provided by Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in, the Government of Yukon and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

Learn more:
Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Regional Economic Development Plan

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Contact:

Wayne Potoroka
Communications and Policy, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
867-993-7100, extension 108
wayne.potoroka@trondek.ca

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Juanita Power
Communications, Economic Development
Government of Yukon
867-667-5907
juanita.power@gov.yk.ca


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