NEWS RELEASE: Choosing a Path Forward

Denendeh Development Corporation Releases Economic Outlook Report

“Choosing a Path Forward – A Long-Term Outlook for Denendeh”

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (16 February 2016):  Denendeh Development Corporation (DDC) released a report it commissioned entitled, “Choosing a Path Forward – A Long-Term Outlook for Denendeh.” The purpose of the report is to better understand the changing economic landscape across Denendeh, when and how these changes may take place, and what can be done to change any downward trends of our economy.   The report was prepared by Graeme Clinton, Principal of Impact Economics, based in Yellowknife. 

The report provides a snapshot of the state of the NWT economy right now, to stimulate discussion on where and how to maintain stability and encourage growth.  “What we need are new ideas, new partnerships, and greater trust to ensure a healthy future for the NWT.  Aboriginal Corporations such as DDC and Denendeh Investments Incorporated (DII) can provide real solutions to the challenges that lie ahead,” explained Darrell Beaulieu, CEO of Denendeh Group of Companies.  

The report concludes that the territory’s economic future presents obvious challenges, but it remains strong today and there is no denying the economic potential of the region. 

A copy of the report may be found on the DDC website at or by emailing

DDC, one of the oldest Aboriginal Corporations in Canada, 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 100% Dene of the Northwest Territories.

Along with the 27 NWT Dene First Nations, DDC holds units in Denendeh Investments Limited Partnership (DILP) whose General Partner is Denendeh Investments Incorporated (DII). DII is a recognized business leader in the Northwest Territories, providing economic growth and prosperity for First Nations, and making strategic investments in the areas of Oil and Gas, Mineral Exploration, Communications Infrastructure Logistics, Power Generation and Supply, Real Estate, and Remediation and Environmental Solutions.

For more information, please contact Darrell Beaulieu, CEO, Denendeh Group of Companies (867) 920-2764.

For the entire report see link below:


Release Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016