North Slave Region

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The North Slave Region is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories. It is the most populous of the five regions, with a population of almost 23,000. The region consists of eight communities with the regional offices situated in Behchoko and Yellowknife. With the exception of Yellowknife the communities are predominately First Nations.

Communities[edit]

The North Slave Region includes the following communities:

Community name[1] Translation[1] Governance[2] Population
2011[3]
% change
from 2006
Location
Behchoko[4] Mbehcho's place Community Government (Tlicho) 1,926 1.7% 62°48′09″N 116°02′47″W / 62.80250°N 116.04639°W / 62.80250; -116.04639 (Behchokò)
Dettah[5] burnt point Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah) 210 -15.0% 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750 (Detah)
Gamèti[6] rabbit net place Community Government (Tlicho) 283 3.3% 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361 (Gamètì)
Lutselk'e[7] place of the Łutsel, a type of small fish Dene Band - Designated Authority (Lutsel K'e Dene Band) 253 -10.6% 62°24′19″N 110°44′22″W / 62.40528°N 110.73944°W / 62.40528; -110.73944 (Lutselk'e)
N'Dilo Yellowknives Dene First Nation (N'dilo) 200a[›] n/a 62°28′40″N 114°20′03″W / 62.47778°N 114.33417°W / 62.47778; -114.33417 (N'Dilo)
Wekweeti[8] rock lake Community Government (Tlicho) 141 1.9% 64°11′25″N 114°10′58″W / 64.19028°N 114.18278°W / 64.19028; -114.18278 (Wekweètì)
Whatì[9] marten lake Community Government (Tlicho) 492 7.0% 63°08′40″N 117°16′22″W / 63.14444°N 117.27278°W / 63.14444; -117.27278 (Whatì)
Yellowknife[10] Sömbak'è; money place City 19,234 2.9% 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750 (Yellowknife)

Notes[edit]

^ a: 2001 estimated population. Included with Yellowknife

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Community Names
  2. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  3. ^ Canada Census 2011
  4. ^ "NWT Communities - Behchoko". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ "NWT Communities - Dettah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ "NWT Communities - Gamèti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Lutselk'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Wekweeti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Whatì". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Yellowknife". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

Coordinates: 62°48′09″N 116°02′47″W / 62.80250°N 116.04639°W / 62.80250; -116.04639 (North Slave Region centred on Behchoko)