DENENDEH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
was created in 1982 by the Dene National Assembly as a not-for-profit Corporation with the goal of building a stronger Dene future and supporting economic, social and cultural development.
The membership of DDC is comprised of the Chiefs of Denendeh. DDC is 100% owned by the Dene of the Northwest Territories. The Dene are the original inhabitants of the NWT and Northern Canada.
• Economic development that does not negatively impact the environment
• Human resource development as a main requirement for economic self- sufficiency
• Participation and accountability (membership involvement in planning and accountability through representation on Boards)
• Change and flexibility (regular assessment of objectives, directions and activities at all levels to stay current)
• Non-competitive alliances with our regional and community-based aboriginal owned businesses.
• Foster measurable employment growth
and career training
• Provide economic and business
information to Dene members
• Strengthen economic viability of the
Dene through investments and
• Denendeh Development Corporation is a vehicle for the Dene regions to cooperate in viable socio-economic endeavors www.denendeh.ca
Members of Denendeh Development Corporation
Acho Dene Koe First Nation | Aklavik Indian Band | Begaee Shuhagot’ine | Behchokǫ̀ Community Government | Behdzi Ahda First Nation Band Council | Deh Gáh Got’įę First Nation | Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government | Deninu K’ue First Nation | Gamètì Community Government | Gwichya Gwich’in Council | Inuvik Native Band | K’asho Got’ine Community Council | Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation | Kátł’odeeche First Nation |Łíídlıı Kųę First Nation| Łutselk’e Dene Band | Nah?ą Dehé Dene Band | Pehdzeh Ki First Nation | Salt River First Nation #195 | Sambaa K’e First Nation | Smith’s Landing First Nation #196 | Tettl’it Gwich’in Band Council | Tthets'éhk’edélı̨ First Nation | Tulita Band Council | Wekweètì Community Government | West Point First Nation | Whatì Community Government | Yellowknives Dene First Nation – Ndilo | Yellowknives Dene First Nation - Dettah
NWT METIS-DENE DEVELOPMENT FUND (MDDF)
DDC has a 50% interest in MDDF, established in 1991 by DDC and the NWT Metis, Development Corporation. MDDF provides loans to Northern & Aboriginal businesses. The fund has increased business access to capital and business expertise.
• Working Capital
• Term Loans
• Letter of Credit
• Loan guarantees
• Performance bid securities
• Business advisory services
For more information contact MDDF at 867-873-9341 in Yellowknife or call Toll-Free1-888-554-6333.
DENENDEH INVESTMENTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (DILP) AND DENENDEH INVESTMENTS INCORPORATED (DII)
DDC is a partner in DILP, along with Gwich’in Investment Limited Partnership, Sahtu Dene Council, Dehcho First Nations, vSalt River First Nation, Behchoko Development Corporation, and Akaitcho Territory Government.
DII, the General Partner of DILP, manages the businesses and holds investments in diverse sectors including: Mineral Exploration and Development (DEMCo), Power Generation and Distribution (Northland Utilities Enterprises Ltd.), Facilities Management (Northern Aboriginal Services Company), Communications - Broadband Infrastructure and Deployment (Broadband Business Alliance/Falcon Communications GP Ltd), Pipeline and Highway Construction (Mackenzie Aboriginal Corporation/Aboriginal Contractors Corporation) and Real Estate (Denendeh Manor/6133 NWT Ltd/ and properties in Fort Smith and Norman Wells.), Remediation and Environmental Solutions (iDene) and Food Supply and Distribution, Denendeh Food Services Ltd.
Between 2007-2020, Shehtah Nabors LP will have awarded 108 scholarships totaling $304,000 to descendants of the Dene in Denendeh. Eligible students interested in the $3000 SNLP/Indspire scholarship can apply at www.indspire.ca; deadline each year is August 1, November 1 and February 1. DDC has produced a directory of over 350 NWT Aboriginal Businesses.