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Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah)
Dettah sign.jpg
Dettah is located in Northwest Territories
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
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region North Slave Region
Territorial electoral district Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh
Census division Region 6
 • Chief Edward Sangris & Ernest Betsina
 • Chief Executive Officer Michael Cheeks
 • MLA Bob Bromley
 • Land 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 210
 • Density 157.2/km2 (407/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X1A
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchanges 444 445 446 669 765 766 873 920
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]

Dettah[pronunciation?] or Detah is a First Nations[5] community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located just outside the capital of Yellowknife, it is a 6.5 km (4.0 mi) drive from that town by ice road in winter or a 27 km (17 mi) drive via the Ingraham Trail. 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.


Dettah government building

According to the 2011 Census, Dettah had a population of 210 people a decrease of 15.0% from the 2006 Census, consisting almost entirely of First Nations.[1][6] In 2012, the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 260 with an average yearly growth rate of 1.9% from 2001.[6]

Both it and N'Dilo are the communities of the Yellowknives. Dettah is represented by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah) and are part of the Akaitcho Territory Government.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Detah, SET Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
  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 17 August 2017 to 0901Z 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  6. ^ a b Detah - Statistical Profile
  7. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Archived 2007-06-11 at

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.

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