Jean Marie River

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Jean Marie River

Tthek'éhdélį or Tthek'edeli
First Nation - Designated Authority
(Tthek'éhdélį First Nation)
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River is located in Northwest Territories
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River is located in Canada
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Coordinates: 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722Coordinates: 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionDehcho Region
ConstituencyNahendeh
Census divisionRegion 4
Government
 • ChiefStanley Sanguez
 • Senior Administrative OfficerBrenda McDonald
 • MLAKevin Menicoche
Area
 • Land37.35 km2 (14.42 sq mi)
Elevation
143 m (469 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total77
 • Density2.1/km2 (5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
X0E 0N0A
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange809
- Living cost142.5B
Websitewww.jmrfn.com
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A Postal code shared with Fort Simpson
^B 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]

Jean Marie River (Slavey language: Tthek'éhdélį or Tthek'edeli[pronunciation?] "water flowing over clay") is a "Designated Authority"[6] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located on the Jean Marie River where it joins the Mackenzie River. The community has a small airport, Jean Marie River Airport, and is accessible by charter aircraft throughout the year and by the all-season JMR Access Road 27 km (17 mi) from the Mackenzie Highway.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199653—    
199753+0.0%
199860+13.2%
199969+15.0%
200075+8.7%
200174−1.3%
200274+0.0%
200373−1.4%
200471−2.7%
200579+11.3%
200682+3.8%
YearPop.±%
200777−6.1%
200872−6.5%
200973+1.4%
201068−6.8%
201162−8.8%
201262+0.0%
201366+6.5%
201472+9.1%
201578+8.3%
201688+12.8%
201794+6.8%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[8]

As of the 2016 Census the population was 77, an increase of 20.3% from the 2011 Census, the majority of which were First Nations.[1] The main languages in the community are Dene Zhatie (South Slavey) and English.[9] In 2017, the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 94.[5]

Services[edit]

Royal Canadian Mounted Police services are provided through Fort Simpson. There is neither a hospital nor a health centre but a health station, the "Jean Marie Health Cabin", located in Jean Marie River. There is currently no grocery store, but there are accommodations and a visitors centre. Education is provided through the Louie Norwegian School[10] and provides education up to Grade 10.[11][12]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Jean Marie River First Nation and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[13][14]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  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 25 April 2019 to 0901Z 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Jean Marie River - Statistical Profile (2006-2017)" (PDF). NWT Bureau of Statistics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-08-30.
  6. ^ Differences in Community Government Structure
  7. ^ Jean Marie River Infrastructure Profile Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  9. ^ Language & Heritage
  10. ^ Dehcho Education Council at the NWTTA
  11. ^ Northwestel
  12. ^ Jean Marie River Infrastructure Profile
  13. ^ Dehcho First Nations Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Jean Marie River Archived 2008-03-02 at the Wayback Machine

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