February 9, 2023 – The Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG) proudly announces ownership of the Mackenzie Hotel as of December 16, 2022.
The purchase of the hotel can be attributed to the exponential growth of the Inuvialuit Corporate Group over the years, with more plans to build and expand its infrastructure and revitalize our northern economy by putting money back into Inuvialuit communities.
As part of Inuvialuit ownership of the hotel, advertising for a Restaurant Manager began in early December 2022, with plans to open the restaurant in the Spring. Job ads are also currently out for an Executive Chef, as well as Restaurant cooks. The goal is to provide employment opportunities for Inuvialuit beneficiaries and residents and to provide a family-friendly establishment that can be enjoyed by all.
“Sharing meals, country food, and time with family and friends is a key part of health and mental health in our communities. Our goal with this hotel and restaurant to is to ensure people have places to gather, laugh, celebrate and spread joy across our Region” said IRC Chairman Duane Smith.
The purchase of the hotel and restaurant by IRC is part of a larger strategy of investment, growth, and reinvigoration of Inuvialuit communities. We look forward to sharing more news in the coming weeks and months as our community and economic investments continue in our communities.
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About the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Established in 1984 to manage the settlement outlined in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) represents the collective interests of Inuvialuit in and beyond the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). The IRC works to continually improve the economic, social, and cultural well-being of the Inuvialuit through the implementation of the IFA and by all other available means.