|First Nations/Dene Band - Designated Authority
(Nahanni Butte Dene Band)
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
|Census division||Region 4|
|• Chief||Dora Enzoe|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Graeme Drew|
|• MLA||Kevin Menicoche|
|• Land||78.99 km2 (30.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||182 m (597 ft)|
|• Density||1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 0B0|
|- Living cost||142.5A|
|- Food price index||180.0B|
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Nahanni Butte (// nə-HA-nee-BYOOT) (Slavey language: Tthenáágó[pronunciation?] "strong rock") is a "Designated Authority" 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.
Population is 102 according to the 2011 Census a decrease of 11.3% from the 2006 Census. 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.
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)|
- Nahanni Butte, Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
- "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 6 February 2014 to 0901Z 3 April 2014
- Nahanni Butte - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structure
- Dehcho First Nations
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