Dettah

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Dettah
Tʼèɂehdaà
Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah)
Dettah sign.jpg
Dettah is located in Northwest Territories
Dettah
Dettah
Dettah is located in Canada
Dettah
Dettah
Coordinates: 62°24′40″N 114°18′30″W / 62.41111°N 114.30833°W / 62.41111; -114.30833[1]Coordinates: 62°24′40″N 114°18′30″W / 62.41111°N 114.30833°W / 62.41111; -114.30833[1]
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionNorth Slave Region
Territorial electoral districtTu Nedhé-Wiilideh
Census divisionRegion 6
Government
 • ChiefEdward Sangris
 • Chief Executive OfficerLena Black
 • MLABob Bromley
Area
 • Land1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation
179 m (587 ft)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total192
 • Density171.9/km2 (445/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchanges444 445 446 669 765 766 873 920
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[3]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[4]
Canada Flight Supplement[5]

Dettah[pronunciation?], sometimes, incorrectly, as Detah,[6] is a First Nations[7] community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located just southeast of the capital of Yellowknife, it is a 6.5 km (4.0 mi) drive from that city by ice road across the north arm of Great Slave Lake in winter or a 27 km (17 mi) drive via the Ingraham Trail, year-round. The name means 'Burnt Point' in the Dogrib language and refers to a traditional fishing camp used by the Dene for hundreds of years.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Dettah had a population of 192 living in 79 of its 85 total private dwellings, a change of -12.3% from its 2016 population of 219. With a land area of 1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi), it had a population density of 171.4/km2 (444.0/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

Both it and Ndilǫ are the communities of the Yellowknives. Dettah is represented by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah) and are part of the Akaitcho Territory Government.[8]

Federal census population history of Detah
YearPop.±%
1976126—    
1981143+13.5%
1986131−8.4%
1991150+14.5%
1996190+26.7%
2001234+23.2%
2006247+5.6%
2011210−15.0%
2016219+4.3%
2021192−12.3%
Source: Statistics Canada
[2][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]
Annual population estimates
YearPop.±%
2001214—    
2002219+2.3%
2003214−2.3%
2004230+7.5%
2005235+2.2%
2006254+8.1%
2007250−1.6%
2008245−2.0%
2009222−9.4%
2010221−0.5%
YearPop.±%
2011216−2.3%
2012217+0.5%
2013226+4.1%
2014234+3.5%
2015244+4.3%
2016247+1.2%
2017245−0.8%
2018235−4.1%
2019234−0.4%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2008 - 2019),[17] NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[18]

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

Dettah has a subarctic climate (Dfc) with long, severely cold winters and short but mild, sometimes warm summers. Dettah and Yellowknife experience the sunniest springs and summers out of all of Canada's cities.

Weather records are from Yellowknife Airport, approximately 9 km (5.6 mi) northwest of Dettah

Climate data for Yellowknife (Yellowknife Airport)
WMO ID: 71936; coordinates 62°27′46″N 114°26′25″W / 62.46278°N 114.44028°W / 62.46278; -114.44028 (Yellowknife Airport); elevation: 205.7 m (675 ft); 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1942–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high humidex 2.9 6.1 8.9 20.2 25.6 34.0 35.4 34.3 27.2 18.1 6.3 1.6 35.4
Record high °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
6.2
(43.2)
9.3
(48.7)
20.4
(68.7)
26.3
(79.3)
31.1
(88.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.6
(90.7)
26.1
(79.0)
19.0
(66.2)
7.8
(46.0)
2.8
(37.0)
32.6
(90.7)
Mean maximum °C (°F) −7.3
(18.9)
−4.9
(23.2)
1.6
(34.9)
11.4
(52.5)
20.6
(69.1)
26.3
(79.3)
28.4
(83.1)
26.5
(79.7)
19.3
(66.7)
10.2
(50.4)
1.1
(34.0)
−5.0
(23.0)
28.8
(83.8)
Average high °C (°F) −21.6
(−6.9)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−10.8
(12.6)
0.4
(32.7)
9.7
(49.5)
18.1
(64.6)
21.3
(70.3)
18.1
(64.6)
10.4
(50.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−10.0
(14.0)
−17.8
(0.0)
0.0
(32.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −25.6
(−14.1)
−22.9
(−9.2)
−16.8
(1.8)
−5.3
(22.5)
4.6
(40.3)
13.3
(55.9)
17.0
(62.6)
14.2
(57.6)
7.2
(45.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−13.7
(7.3)
−21.8
(−7.2)
−4.3
(24.3)
Average low °C (°F) −29.5
(−21.1)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−22.7
(−8.9)
−11.0
(12.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
8.5
(47.3)
12.6
(54.7)
10.2
(50.4)
4.0
(39.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−17.5
(0.5)
−25.7
(−14.3)
−8.6
(16.5)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −42.1
(−43.8)
−39.8
(−39.6)
−36.3
(−33.3)
−25.7
(−14.3)
−9.3
(15.3)
1.9
(35.4)
7.7
(45.9)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.6
(27.3)
−15.8
(3.6)
−31.1
(−24.0)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−43.1
(−45.6)
Record low °C (°F) −51.2
(−60.2)
−51.2
(−60.2)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−22.8
(−9.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
−9.7
(14.5)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−48.3
(−54.9)
−51.2
(−60.2)
Record low wind chill −64.0 −61.0 −56.8 −53.2 −31.8 −11.2 0.0 −4.8 −16.4 −36.3 −54.7 −58.9 −64.0
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14.3
(0.56)
14.1
(0.56)
13.9
(0.55)
11.3
(0.44)
18.4
(0.72)
28.9
(1.14)
40.8
(1.61)
39.3
(1.55)
36.3
(1.43)
30.3
(1.19)
24.8
(0.98)
16.2
(0.64)
288.6
(11.36)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.00)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.01)
2.5
(0.10)
13.8
(0.54)
28.9
(1.14)
40.8
(1.61)
39.2
(1.54)
32.7
(1.29)
12.1
(0.48)
0.3
(0.01)
0.2
(0.01)
170.7
(6.72)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 19.7
(7.8)
20.0
(7.9)
18.5
(7.3)
10.3
(4.1)
4.7
(1.9)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.0)
3.5
(1.4)
20.9
(8.2)
36.5
(14.4)
23.5
(9.3)
157.6
(62.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 10.7 10.0 8.4 5.0 6.6 7.6 9.6 10.5 11.2 13.4 14.4 11.2 118.5
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.2 0.1 0.3 1.2 5.3 7.5 9.6 10.4 10.6 5.5 0.6 0.2 51.3
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.9 11.0 9.2 4.4 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 1.2 10.0 16.0 12.8 78.6
Average relative humidity (%) 64.6 61.6 54.7 52.5 45.9 45.2 47.9 55.7 64.7 75.2 77.8 69.2 59.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 50.6 107.3 188.4 276.4 335.7 373.8 358.0 276.2 157.7 65.0 42.7 24.6 2,256.5
Percent possible sunshine 26.8 43.5 51.8 62.2 60.8 63.0 61.2 55.5 40.3 21.0 20.2 15.4 43.5
Average ultraviolet index 0 0 1 2 4 5 5 4 2 1 0 0 2
Source 1: Environment and Climate Change Canada[19][20][21][22] and Weather Atlas[23] wind chill[24]
Source 2: Météo Climat (mean maximum)[25] (mean minimum)[26]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dettah". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
  2. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), Northwest Territories". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "NWT Communities - Dettah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  6. ^ We've spelled this N.W.T. community's name wrong for almost 50 years
  7. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  8. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Archived 2007-06-11 at archive.today
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  10. ^ "1981 Census of Canada: Census subdivisions in decreasing population order" (PDF). Statistics Canada. May 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "1986 Census: Population - Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions" (PDF). Statistics Canada. September 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  12. ^ "91 Census: Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions - Population and Dwelling Counts" (PDF). Statistics Canada. April 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  13. ^ "96 Census: A National Overview - Population and Dwelling Counts" (PDF). Statistics Canada. April 1997. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  14. ^ "Population and Dwelling Count Amendments". Statistics Canada. July 4, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  15. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. August 20, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  16. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. July 25, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  17. ^ Dettah – Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  18. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  19. ^ "Yellowknife A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment and Climate Change Canada. Climate ID: 2204100. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Daily Data Report for April 2010". Canadian Climate Data. Environment and Climate Change Canada. Climate ID: 2204100. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  21. ^ "Daily Data Report for June 2013". Canadian Climate Data. Environment and Climate Change Canada. Climate ID: 2204101. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  22. ^ "Daily Data Report for May 2015". Canadian Climate Data. Environment and Climate Change Canada. Climate ID: 2204101. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  23. ^ "Yellowknife, Canada - Monthly weather forecast and Climate data". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  24. ^ "Refroidissement éolien (wind chill)". Données des stations pour le calcul des normales climatiques au Canada de 1981 à 2010 (in French). Environment and Climate Change Canada. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Météo climat stats for Yellowknife". Météo Climat. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  26. ^ "Météo climat stats for Yellowknife". Météo Climat. Retrieved 2 March 2022.

Further reading[edit]

  • Northwest Territories, and BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. Communities and Diamonds Socio-Economic Impacts in the Communities of Behchoko, Gameti, Whati, Wekweeti, Detah, Ndilo, Lutsel Kʼe, and Yellowknife: 2005 Annual Report of the Government of the Northwest Territories Under the BHP Billiton, Diavik and De Beers Socio-Economic Agreements. [Yellowknife]: Govt. of the Northwest Territories, 2006.

External links[edit]

Media related to Dettah at Wikimedia Commons