Gamèti

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Gamèti
Rae Lakes (former)
Tlicho Community Government
Flag of Gamèti
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Gamèti is located in Northwest Territories
Gamèti
Gamèti
Gamèti is located in Canada
Gamèti
Gamèti
Coordinates: 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361Coordinates: 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region North Slave Region
Constituency Monfwi
Census division Region 3
Incorporated 4 August 2005
Government
 • Chief David Wedawin
 • Senior Administrative Officer Judal Dominicata
 • MLA Jackson Lafferty
Area[1]
 • Land 9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 278
 • Density 30.3/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code X0E 1R0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 997[2]
- Living cost 152.5A
- Food price index 123.3B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[3]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[4]
Canada Flight Supplement[5]
^A 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[6]
^B 2015 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[6]

Gamètì[pronunciation?] (formerly known as Rae Lakes[pronunciation?] until 4 August 2005), officially the Tlicho Community Government of Gameti[7] is a community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Gamètì, according to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre means "rabbit-net lake".[4] 'Gamè' means 'rabbit', and 'tì' means lake, or water. It is one of the four Tłı̨chǫ communities which form part of the Tlicho Government.[8]

History[edit]

The area is within the traditional territory of the Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) First Nations and was a popular hunting camp prior to permanent settlement. In the 1960s, Dene elders around Behchokǫ̀ decided to return to the land and establish traditional camps in the bush. Gamètì was established during this time, although in more recent years it too has become a modern community with essential services of its own. The community was officially known as Rae Lakes until August 4, 2005.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, population went up by 9.9% to 278 individuals compared to 2011.[1] According to the 2016 Census there were 270 Indigenous people, of which all were First Nations. Local languages are Dogrib (Tlicho) some Slavey and English. In 2016 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 291 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.1 from 2007.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1996263—    
1997273+3.8%
1998290+6.2%
1999285−1.7%
2000289+1.4%
2001291+0.7%
2002293+0.7%
2003300+2.4%
2004288−4.0%
2005292+1.4%
2006288−1.4%
YearPop.±%
2007289+0.3%
2008277−4.2%
2009255−7.9%
2010258+1.2%
2011263+1.9%
2012274+4.2%
2013283+3.3%
2014293+3.5%
2015287−2.0%
2016288+0.3%
2017291+1.0%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[9]

Services[edit]

The community, which is served by the Gamètì/Rae Lakes Airport, does not have all-weather road access, but an ice road is sometimes built in the winter. There is a daycare in the Gamètì and the Jean Wetrade School that provides education up to grade 12, along with a community learning centre. Other services include a post office, a two-member RCMP detachment, a health centre, with one nurse and the Rae Lakes General Store.[10]

Climate[edit]

Gamèti has a subarctic climate[11] with the average high throughout the year averaging below the freezing point. Due to it being below the tree line it has relatively warm but short summers.

Climate data for Rae Lakes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high humidex −1.1 −1.8 8.1 19.1 26.7 33.9 36.4 31.9 26.2 17.8 3.3 1.4 36.4
Record high °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
9.4
(48.9)
19.2
(66.6)
26.7
(80.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.0
(89.6)
31.7
(89.1)
23.6
(74.5)
18.3
(64.9)
5.0
(41)
1.7
(35.1)
32.6
(90.7)
Average high °C (°F) −22.7
(−8.9)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−11.4
(11.5)
1.3
(34.3)
8.9
(48)
17.9
(64.2)
21.5
(70.7)
17.1
(62.8)
10.1
(50.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
−11.0
(12.2)
−17.1
(1.2)
−0.3
(31.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −27.1
(−16.8)
−23.6
(−10.5)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
3.4
(38.1)
12.9
(55.2)
16.8
(62.2)
13.2
(55.8)
7.0
(44.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
−14.5
(5.9)
−21.5
(−6.7)
−5.0
(23)
Average low °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−28.9
(−20)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−13.1
(8.4)
−2.2
(28)
7.9
(46.2)
12.2
(54)
9.2
(48.6)
3.8
(38.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−9.8
(14.4)
Record low °C (°F) −51.5
(−60.7)
−47.8
(−54)
−46.6
(−51.9)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−22.3
(−8.1)
−1.0
(30.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−7.7
(18.1)
−28.1
(−18.6)
−41.3
(−42.3)
−47.1
(−52.8)
−51.5
(−60.7)
Record low wind chill −53.6 −60.4 −51.5 −43.3 −30.7 −6.1 0.0 0.0 −13.4 −33.3 −45.4 −53.0 −60.4
Average relative humidity (%) 73.2 72.3 60.5 54.0 50.4 45.7 49.6 59.8 69.6 79.5 84.3 80.9 65.0
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. 
  2. ^ Listed under "Rae Lakes (Gameti)" by Northwestel
  3. ^ "NWT Communities - Gamèti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Gamètì - Statistical Profile
  7. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  8. ^ Government of the NWT news release on land claims signing Archived February 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  10. ^ Gamètì Infrastructure Profile
  11. ^ "Gameti, Northwest Territories". Weatherbase. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rae Lakes" (CSV (3069 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2203359. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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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