|Tlicho Community Government|
|Region||North Slave Region|
|Census division||Region 3|
|Incorporated||4 August 2005|
|• Chief||Eddie Chocolate|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Randy Bergen|
|• MLA||Jackson Lafferty|
|• Land||9.18 km2 (3.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||220 m (720 ft)|
|• Density||30.8/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 1R0|
|- Living cost||147.5A|
|- Food price index||153.1B|
Community Governance Data List
2006 Canada Census,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Gamètì[pronunciation?] (formerly known as Rae Lakes[pronunciation?] until 4 August 2005), officially the Tlicho Community Government of Gameti is a community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Gamètì, which according to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories means "Gamè's place", and refers to the last name of the first elder to settle at the location, which is almost halfway between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake. However, according to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre it means "rabbit-net lake". 'Gamè' means 'rabbit', and 'tì' means lake, or water. It is one of the four Tli Cho communities which form part of the Tlicho Government.
The area is within the traditional territory of the Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) First Nation and was a popular hunting camp prior to permanent settlement. In the 1960s, Dene elders around Behchoko decided to return to the land and establish traditional camps in the bush. Gamètì was established during this time, although in more recent years it too has become a modern community with essential services of its own. The community was officially known as Rae Lakes until August 4, 2005.
Population is 283 according to the 2006 Census and all residents are listed as being First Nations. Local languages are Tlicho and English. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 295 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.9 from 1996.
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics|
The community, which is served by the Gamètì/Rae Lakes Airport, does not have all-weather road access, but an ice road is sometimes built in the winter. There is a daycare in the Gamètì and the Jean Wetrade School that provides education up to grade 12, along with a community learning centre. Other services include a post office, a health centre, with one nurse and the Rae Lakes General Store.
- Listed under "Rae Lakes (Gameti)" by Northwestel
- Community Governance Data List
- 2006 Canada Census
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 17 October 2013 to 0901Z 12 December 2013
- Gamèti - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structures
- Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Gameti profile
- 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: Behchoko, 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.