|— Deninoo Community Council —|
|Region||South Slave Region|
|Census division||Region 5|
|Deninoo Community Council||1 April 1988|
|• Mayor||Garry Bailey|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Tausia Kaitu-Lal|
|• MLA||Tom Beaulieu|
|• Land||455.06 km2 (175.70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||160 m (520 ft)|
|• Density||1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 0M0|
|- Living cost||137.5A|
|- Food price index||131.0B|
|Sources:Community Governance Data List,
2006 Canada Census,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Fort Resolution profile at the Legislative Assembly
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics|
Fort Resolution (Deninoo Kue[pronunciation?] "moose island") is a "settlement corporation" in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is situated at the mouth of the Slave River, on the shore of Great Slave Lake, and at the end of Fort Resolution Highway (Highway 6).
It is the oldest documented community in the Northwest Territories, and was a key link in the fur trade's water route north. Fort Resolution is designated as a national historic site, due to its importance to aboriginal culture and fur trade history.
Population is 484 according to the 2006 Census. The majority of townspeople are of Dene or Métis descent. The predominant languages are English, Chipewyan and Michif. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 506 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.9 from 1996.
Fort Resolution features "Deninu School", offering schooling for children K-12. The town also has a hockey arena, community hall, nursing station, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, bed and breakfast, a 'Northern' general store with a "Quick-Stop" convenience store and two gas stations. A small airport, Fort Resolution Airport, services charter and medivac flights only. The oldest building in town is the historic Roman Catholic Church, built in the early 19th century. A second, Protestant, church offers an alternative worship option. The beach along Great Slave Lake is a prime spot for summer swimming, bird watching or relaxing. Local people engage in fishing, hunting, and trapping year-round.
The nearby site of Pine Point was once a thriving lead mine. When the value of lead plummeted in the 1980s, the mine closed, and the township was evacuated. Pine Point houses were sold for $1 apiece, and many of the buildings were then moved to Fort Resolution, or to Hay River.
"Deninu Days" in late August celebrate the beginning of moose hunting season with parades, traditional races, games and talent competitions. Recreational opportunities include camping, canoeing and fishing (self-guided, or available through several outfitters). "Little Buffalo River Crossing" is a nearby territorial park, with historical and natural attractions, accessible by road and featuring a campground with 12 sites.
|Climate data for Fort Resolution|
|Average high °C (°F)||−25
|Average low °C (°F)||−31
|Precipitation mm (inches)||15
|Source: Weatherbase |
- Community Governance Data List
- 2006 Census
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Fort Resolution profile
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 2 May 2013 to 0901Z 27 June 2013
- Fort Resolution - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structure
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
- "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
Further reading 
- Deprez, P., & Bisson, A. (1975). Demographic differences between Indians and Métis in Fort Resolution. Winnipeg: Center for Settlement Studies, University of Manitoba.
- Driedger, L. C. (1990). Kinship, marriage and residence in Fort Resolution, N.W.T. Ottawa: National Library of Canada. ISBN 0-315-55603-X
- Fields, G., & Sigurdson, G. (1972). Northern co-operatives as a strategy for community change; the case of Fort Resolution. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, Center for Settlement Studies.
- Fort Resolution Education Society. (1987). That's the way we lived an oral history of the Fort Resolution elders. Fort Resolution, N.W.T.: Fort Resolution Education Society.
- Kim, C. J.-H. (1996). Assessment of cadmium intake from the consumption of traditional food in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada. ISBN 0-612-12213-1
- Lafontaine, C. (1997). Concentrations of metals and trace elements in muscle and liver of fish collected from Great Slave Lake, Fort Resolution area, NWT final report. Yellowknife: The Division.
- Mercredi, M. (1988). An outline for a traditional skills camp proposed by the Fort Resolution Settlement Council. Yellowknife?: Govt. of the Northwest Territories].
- Smith, D. M. (1982). Moose-Deer island house people a history of the native people of Fort Resolution. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada.
- Smith, D. M. (1973). INKONZE: magico-religious beliefs of contract-traditional Chipewan trading at Fort Resolution, NWT, Canada. Mercury series. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada.
- Van Kessel, J. C. (2004). Taking care of bison community perceptions of the Hook Lake Wood Bison Recovery Project in Fort Resolution, N.T., Canada. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada. ISBN 0-612-81493-9
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