Deetrin Geomatics

Deetrin Geomatics, Gwich'in, indigenous businesses

Who We Are

Deetrin Geomatics provides construction and legal surveying services within the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) as well as surveys to support the implementation of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. The GSA region comprises an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres in the Northwest Territories.

Deetrin Geomatics is majority-owned by the Gwich’in Development Corporation (GDC). Meaning raven in Gwich’in, Deetrin was chosen to represent a species that is common and traverses the GSA while acknowledging the rich culture, history, and land-based lifestyle of the Gwich’in.

Our objectives are to:

  • Develop local resources and capacity related to geomatics
  • Hire, train, and employ Gwich’in Participants and companies allowing them to fully join in geomatics activities within the GSA
  • Deliver innovative and high-quality geomatics services at competitive rates while working with other Gwich’in businesses

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Gwich'in land claim, Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Geomatics, land surveying.

Our Services

Deetrin delivers cost-effective, professional geomatics support services throughout the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) in the Northwest Territories, including Gwich’in communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik and Tsiigehtchic.  We strive to partner with other Gwich’in businesses and commit to maximize Gwich’in economic participation by utilizing Gwich’in owned accommodations, renting local transportation (boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, trucks and helicopters) and hiring Gwich’in Participants whenever possible.

Deetrin competences benefit from our partner company Challenger’s experienced professional and technical staff, who operate under a robust Safety Program (COR Certified, ComplyWorks, ISNetworld, and Avetta, WCB’s “Partners in Injury Reduction” (PIR) program) and a rigorous ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Our strength and values are rooted in the contributions of Gwich’in Participants and their businesses to our team, providing valued local services and a crucial knowledge of the land.

Canadian Geomatics, Challenger Geomatics, Inuvik Geomatics, Northwest Territories Geomatics

Notable Clients and Projects

Deetrin’s projects have included legal surveys for the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and survey and geomatics support for important community infrastructure construction projects.

  • GNWT (Transportation) – Power pole heights for Obstacle Limitation Survey at Inuvik airport
  • Gwich’in Tribal Council – Support for Gwich’in historic site in the Peel watershed in Yukon
  • Natural Resources Canada – Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement – Various legal surveys
  • Inuvik High Point Wind Project – road construction, quarry development & production, site preparation.
  • Solvest – Solar Farm in Inuvik – Site preparation and pile layout
  • Dempster Highway Fiber Project –  River Crossing layout and as-built ties

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