The WRDC and CNLP strive toward the development and nurturing of strong and sustainable business interests in the areas of renewable energy, mining, resource exploration, industry services, rental services and tourism. This will be accomplished, in part, through the establishment and dedicated maintenance of respectful and meaningful relationships with our partners and stakeholders for the benefit of all. This approach will move purposefully toward the creation of a self-sufficient and viable collective business entity that creates a financially stable and secure future for its partners and stakeholders.
This approach will also improve and enhance the WRFN as a community and Yukon business partner that positively and consistently contributes to the overall quality of life and living for all people of the Yukon Territory.
The History of Copper Niisüü LP
White River First Nation holds 99.9% interest in the Copper Niisüü Limited Partnership and 100% interest in the White River Development Corporation. The White River Development Corporation holds 0.1% interest in the Copper Niisüü Limited Partnership.
WRFN is made up of two linguistic groups: Northern Tutchone and Upper Tanana. The asserted Traditional Territory of the White River First Nation is extensive, extending from the Kluane region up towards Dawson City. The First Nation also has cultural and familial ties to neighbouring communities in Yukon and Alaska.
For more detail on the WRFN, please refer to the section Our Shareholder below.
The White River Development Corporation was reactivated in Spring 2017 and a Board, made up of White River First Nation membership, was appointed by White River First Nation’s Chief and Council.
The Copper Niisüü Limited Partnership was created the same year with the purpose of entering joint venture partnerships that would achieve the goals and strategies set forth by the WRDC. CNLP started with a capital reserve of $100,000 and has since leveraged those funds to secure more than $2 million of committed project funding dollars.