Nahanni Butte

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Nahanni Butte
Tthenáágó
First Nations/Dene Band - Designated Authority
(Nahanni Butte Dene Band)
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte is located in Northwest Territories
Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte
Coordinates: 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056Coordinates: 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Dehcho Region
Constituency Nahendeh
Census division Region 4
Government
 • Chief Dora Enzoe
 • Senior Administrative Officer Graeme Drew
 • MLA Kevin Menicoche
Area[1]
 • Land 78.99 km2 (30.50 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 102
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X0E 0B0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 602
- Living cost 142.5A
- Food price index 180.0B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Nahanni Butte (/nəˈhænˈbjt/ nə-HA-nee-BYOOT) (Slavey language: Tthenáágó[pronunciation?] "strong rock") is a "Designated Authority"[6] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located at the confluence of the Liard and South Nahanni Rivers in the southwestern part of the NWT.

Although it was not normally accessible by road, a winter road was constructed yearly until an all-season road was completed in October 2010 as far as the Liard River. Access from there is by river taxi in summer and ice road in winter; there are no plans for a vehicle ferry.

Canadian wilderness author, trapper, bush pilot, riverboat captain, trading post/store owner; Dick Turner made Nahanni Butte his home from Calgary in the early 1930s. Dick Turner wrote three books, "Nahanni" and "Wings of the North" being the most successful.

Demographics[edit]

Population is 102 according to the 2011 Census a decrease of 11.3% from the 2006 Census.[1] In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 104 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.3 from 2001.[5]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 75 —    
1997 75 +0.0%
1998 82 +9.3%
1999 105 +28.0%
2000 107 +1.9%
2001 110 +2.8%
2002 115 +4.5%
2003 110 −4.3%
2004 110 +0.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2005 115 +4.5%
2006 119 +3.5%
2007 117 −1.7%
2008 116 −0.9%
2009 115 −0.9%
2010 116 +0.9%
2011 113 −2.6%
2013 104 −8.0%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)[5]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Nahanni Butte Dene Band and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[7]

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