GSH News
  • Great Slave Helicopters was honored to be featured on Global News in recognition of our Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) program.   more...
  • GSH is proud to be recognized for Search and Rescue efforts.      more...
  • Media Release April 4, 2016 Great Slave Helicopters 32nd Anniversary Celebration Supports Yellowknife Community Foundation Yellowknife – The Yellowknife Community Foundation was plea  more...
  • January 18, 2016 Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) is proud to announce that it has earned certification to carry hazardous materials by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline an  more...
  • GSH's BK 117 was recently featured in Vertical Magazine and took the top prize for beauty in the respective category. Congratulations to Talon Gillis for capturing this spectacular shot.   more...
  • Yellowknife Based Operations Coordinator, Jennifer Burry was featured in the Fall 2015 Edition of Mining North.  Jennifer was nominated by our valued customers to be featured in the magazine. more...
  • GSH was proud to be featured on Global News along with the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's RAP Attack program. WATCH: What does it take to battle Alberta wildfires by air  more...
  • Late afternoon on Friday June 12th,  GSH Operations received a call from the Department of Emergency Services Nunavut asking us to assist in picking up two hunters that were stranded on the ice.   more...
  • May 23, 2015 GSH Assists with the Evacuation of Oil Sands Facilities GSH and our Aboriginal Partners, the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation were proud to provide emergency hel  more...
  • GSH AME Will Ward was awarded a Medal of Bravery on April 24, 2014, by Canada's Governor General for his efforts in rescuing two stranded Inuit Hunters from the icy waters of Frobisher Bay Nunavut in   more...
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Salt River First Nation

Since 2012, Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (GSH) has worked in partnership with the Salt River Business Development Corporation, the business arm of the Salt River First Nation, to serve the rotary-wing aviation needs within their traditional territory. This partnership includes the 51% majority owners Fort Smith Métis Council and Salt River First Nations whereby the minority partner, GSH conducts all flight operations on behalf of Fort Smith Métis Council and Salt River First Nations.

The Salt River First Nation signed a Treaty Settlement Agreement with the Federal Government in March 2002, which includes a 414 square kilometers settlement area dispersed within and outside of the town of Fort Smith.  The traditional territory of the Lutsel K’e Dene includes the land surrounding the eastern half of Great Slave Lake and extends east to the Nunavut border, including much of the Thelon basin. This territory is rich with a variety of mineral resources and hydroelectric energy potential.  As such, GSH is ideally positioned to meet the helicopter service needs of companies and public organizations involved in infrastructure planning and development as well as mineral exploration and mining on the traditional lands of the Salt River People.

GSH works with the Principles and Stakeholders of this partnership to ensure all helicopter services in terms of supporting logistics, staff and support are met to see successful helicopter operations carried out in the region to support customers in the area.

This partnership will help to ensure the same level of local spending will continue to benefit all of these local stakeholders in the future, along with increased benefits to the Township of Fort Smith and the surrounding communities.

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