A Message From Our 1st Chief
Greetings Potential Client,
We would like to introduce you to Koyukuk River Tribal Tours, LLC (KRTT), the newest endeavor of the Hudotl’eekkakk’e Tribe of Hughes Alaska. KKRT is a seed stage Eco-Tourism start-up planning to offer two (2) service lines along the Koyukuk River described below,
- All-inclusive Guided River and Hills Camping Tours
- Equipment Rentals and Outfitting (Unguided)
In the following pages you will find detailed information on how we envision our business to operate in coming months and years. Keep in mind certain components and details may change as we turn this plan into reality and learn to evolve and improve our business model. Some things may work, while others will not. As life-long residents of rural Alaska, we have come to expect trial and error as the best learning experience.
As a Koyukon Athabascan tribal business, we believe our operation has the potential to develop a competitive advantage significantly different from all other eco-tourism businesses operating in Alaska’s Far North and Interior regions.
We will highlight our connection to the Koyukuk River lands and waters that have sustained our people for centuries and educate guests on the wildlife that have “given themselves” to us to ensure our survival in some of the most extreme and unforgiving lands in the north.
If successful this business will be an important step to grow our local economy, employ our community members, enhance our tribal services and diversify away from federal funding reliance. We are committed to seeing this business succeed for years and decades to come.
We hope you are able to see the potential in this opportunity and partner with the Hughes Village Council in growing Koyukuk River Tribal Tours, LLC into a world class tour operator.
Ana Baasee’ for your time and we look forward to further discussions.
1st Chief Wilmer Beetus