|Tłı̨chǫ Community Government|
|Region||North Slave Region|
|Census division||Region 3|
|• Chief||Clifford Daniels|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Louisa Wedzin|
|• MLA||Jackson Lafferty|
|• Land||75.08 km2 (28.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||179 m (587 ft)|
|• Density||25.2/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 0Y0|
|Telephone exchange||292, 371, 392|
|- Living cost||122.5A|
|- Food price index||136.7B|
|Sources:Community Governance Data List,
2006 Canada Census,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Behchokò profile at the Legislative Assembly
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Behchokǫ̀[pronunciation?] (from the Tłı̨chǫ meaning "Mbehcho's place"), officially the Tłı̨chǫ Community Government of Behchokǫ̀ is a community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Behchokǫ̀ is located on the Yellowknife Highway (Great Slave Highway), on the northwest tip of Great Slave Lake, approximately 80 km (50 mi)northwest of Yellowknife.
After 1790, a trading post was established in the area. The ability of the Yellowknives to obtain firearms allowed them to control trade and hunting grounds surrounding Great Slave Lake for thirty years. Historically, the Dogrib's and the Yellowknives have quarreled. Around 1823, Edzo, the Dogrib leader and Akaitcho, the Yellownive leader made peace. Afterwards, the Dogrib's returned to their traditional hunting grounds.
Formerly known as Rae-Edzo, the name was changed 4 August 2005, with Rae at John Rae and Edzo at named after Chief Edzo. The two are 6 km (3.7 mi) apart by air and 15 km (9.3 mi) apart by road.(In the winter, the road distance is much shorter due to the winter road across the ice of Marian Lake. The biggest names in Tłı̨chǫ (Tli Cho) history are, Bruneau, and Monfwi. The Bruneau name comes from one of the Tłı̨chǫ leaders, Chief Jimmy Bruneau, who died in 1979. There is a school in his name in Edzo, Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School. Chief Monfwi, who created the Tłı̨chǫ annual assembly in 1932, but passed in 1936.named after
According to the 2006 Census, the population is 1,894, most of which is First Nations. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 2,026 with an average yearly growth rate of 1.1 from 1996.
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics|
One of the four Tłı̨chǫ communities, it is the largest Dene community in Canada. Behchokǫ̀ was the site of the signing of the Tłı̨chǫ land claim agreement that brought about the Tłı̨chǫ Government.
Boreal forest near Rae Edzo - Behchoko
Rae Edzo - Behchoko, camp on the banks of Great Slave Lake
Rae Edzo - Behchoko, banks of Great Slave Lake
- Community Governance Data List
- Canada 2006 Census
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Behchokò profile
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 17 October 2013 to 0901Z 12 December 2013
- Behchoko - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structures
- Communities Economic Reference Library; Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. pg 181.(2006).
- Behchokǫ̀ at the Tłı̨chǫ First Nations site
- Government of the NWT news release on land claims signing
- Northwest Territories, and BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. Communities and Diamonds Socio-Economic Impacts in the Communities of: Behchokǫ̀, Gameti, Whati, Wekweeti, Detah, Ndilo, Lutsel K'e, and Yellowknife : 2005 Annual Report of the Government of the Northwest Territories Under the BHP Billiton, Diavik and De Beers Socio-Economic Agreements. [Yellowknife]: Govt. of the Northwest Territories, 2006.