Dettah

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Dettah

T'èɂehdaà
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′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750Coordinates: 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionNorth Slave Region
Territorial electoral districtTu Nedhé-Wiilideh
Census divisionRegion 6
Government
 • ChiefEdward Sangris
 • Chief Executive OfficerJuanita Sangris
 • MLABob Bromley
Area
 • Land1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation
179 m (587 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total219
 • Density163.9/km2 (424/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,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]

Dettah[pronunciation?], sometimes, incorrectly, as Detah,[5] is a First Nations[6] 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 Tli Cho language and refers to a traditional fishing camp used by the Dene for hundreds of years.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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%
YearPop.±%
2010221−0.5%
2011216−2.3%
2012217+0.5%
2013226+4.1%
2014234+3.5%
2015244+4.3%
2016247+1.2%
2017245−0.8%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[7]

According to the 2016 Census, Dettah had a population of 219 people, an increase of 4.3% from the 2011 Census, consisting almost entirely of First Nations and a few Métis.[1][8] In 2017, the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 245 with an average yearly growth rate of -0.2% from 2007.[8] 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.[9]

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yellowknife Airport, approximately 9 km (5.6 mi) northwest of Dettah. 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)
30.9
(87.6)
26.1
(79.0)
19.0
(66.2)
7.8
(46.0)
2.8
(37.0)
32.5
(90.5)
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)
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: Environment Canada[10][11][12][13] and Weather Atlas[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Census Profile, 2016 Census Detah, Settlement (Census subdivision), Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories (Territory)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Dettah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 15 August 2019 to 0901Z 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ We've spelled this N.W.T. community's name wrong for almost 50 years
  6. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  7. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  8. ^ a b Detah - Statistical Profile
  9. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Archived 2007-06-11 at Archive.today
  10. ^ "Yellowknife A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2204100. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Daily Data Report for April 2010". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2204100. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Daily Data Report for June 2013". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2204101. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Daily Data Report for May 2015". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2204101. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Yellowknife, Canada - Monthly weather forecast and Climate data". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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 K'e, 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