Dehcho Region

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Dehcho Region communities in the Northwest Territories

The Dehcho Region[pronunciation?] is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The region consists of six communities with the regional office situated in Fort Simpson. All communities in the Dehcho are predominantly Dehcho First Nations.

Communities[edit]

The Dehcho Region includes the following communities:

Community name[1] Translation[1] Governance[2] Population
2011[3]
% change
from 2006
Location
Fort Liard[4] Echaot'l Koe; people from the land of the giants Hamlet 536 -8.1% 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972 (Fort Liard)
Fort Simpson[5] Liidlii Kue; place where rivers come together Village 1,238 1.8% 61°51′47″N 121°21′18″W / 61.86306°N 121.35500°W / 61.86306; -121.35500 (Fort Simpson)
Jean Marie River[6] Tthedzehk'edeli; water flowing over clay First Nation - Designated Authority (TthedzehK'edeli First Nation) 64 -21.0% 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722 (Jean Marie River)
Nahanni Butte[7] Tthenáágó; strong rock Dene Band - Designated Authority (Nahanni Butte Dene Band) 102 -11.3% 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056 (Nahanni Butte)
Trout Lake[8] Sambaa K'e Dene Band - Designated Authority (Sambaa K'e Dene Band) 92 7.0% 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528 (Trout Lake)
Wrigley[9] Pedzéh Kñ; clay place First Nation - Designated Authority (Pehdzeh Ki First Nation) 133 9.0% 63°13′41″N 123°28′12″W / 63.22806°N 123.47000°W / 63.22806; -123.47000 (Wrigley)
Fort Providence[10] Zhahti Koe; mission house Hamlet 734 1.0% 61°21′17″N 117°39′36″W / 61.35472°N 117.66000°W / 61.35472; -117.66000 (Fort Providence)
Kakisa[11] K’agee; between the willows First Nation - Designated Authority (Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation) 45 -13.5% 60°56′24″N 117°24′51″W / 60.94000°N 117.41417°W / 60.94000; -117.41417 (Kakisa)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Northwest Territories Official Community Names and Pronunciation Guide". Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Yellowknife: Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories. Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  3. ^ Canada Census 2011
  4. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Liard". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Simpson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Trout Lake". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Wrigley". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Providence". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  11. ^ "NWT Communities - Kakisa". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

Coordinates: 61°51′47″N 121°21′18″W / 61.86306°N 121.35500°W / 61.86306; -121.35500 (Dehcho Region centred on Fort Simpson)