Trout Lake, Northwest Territories

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Trout Lake
Sambaa K'e
First Nation (Designated Authority)
(Sambaa K'e Dene Band)
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Trout Lake is located in Northwest Territories
Trout Lake
Trout Lake
Coordinates: 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528Coordinates: 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Dehcho Region
Constituency Nahendeh
Census division Region 4
Trading post 1796
Settlement Late 1960s
Government
 • Chief Dolphus Jumbo
 • Band Manager Ruby Jumbo
 • MLA Kevin Menicoche
Area[1]
 • Land 119.51 km2 (46.14 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 92
 • Density 0.8/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X0E 1Z0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 206
- Living cost 152.5A
- Food price index 122.2B
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]

Trout Lake (Slavey language: Sambaa K’e[pronunciation?]) is a "Designated Authority"[6] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located near the Alberta border, east of Fort Liard, in the southern NWT. It has no all-weather road, but can be reached by winter road early in the year.

Demographics[edit]

Population is 92 according to the 2011 Census, an increase of 7.0% over the 2006 Census, the majority of which are First Nations.[1]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 74 —    
1997 74 +0.0%
1998 67 −9.5%
1999 72 +7.5%
2000 69 −4.2%
2001 75 +8.7%
2002 75 +0.0%
2003 78 +4.0%
2004 83 +6.4%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2005 86 +3.6%
2006 90 +4.7%
2007 93 +3.3%
2008 97 +4.3%
2009 102 +5.2%
2010 100 −2.0%
2011 99 −1.0%
2012 100 +1.0%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)[5]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Sambaa K’e Dene Band and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[7]

Services[edit]

The community has a small general store and a health center and no RCMP.[8] Canada Post mail arrives weekly by charter plane. Residents can order books, movies and CDs through the Borrow by Mail program offered by the NWT Public Library Services.[9] There is a small airport, Trout Lake Airport, and in the summer Trout Lake Water Aerodrome is in operation.[4]

The community runs the Sambaa K'e Fishing Lodge, an authentic northern fishing experience, in the summer months.

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