Dettah

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Dettah

Detah
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?] or Detah is a First Nations[5] 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)[6]

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][7] 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.[7] 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]

Gallery[edit]

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 28 February 2019 to 0901Z 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  6. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  7. ^ a b Detah - Statistical Profile
  8. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Archived 2007-06-11 at Archive.today

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