First Nations/Dene Band - Designated Authority
(Nahanni Butte Dene Band)
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
|Census division||Region 4|
|• Chief||Peter Marcellais|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Roy Erasmus Jr.|
|• MLA||Shane Thompson|
|• Land||78.99 km2 (30.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||182 m (597 ft)|
|• Density||1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Canadian Postal code|
|- Living cost||147.5A|
|- Food price index||139.4B|
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2015 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Nahanni Butte (// nə-HAN-ee; Slavey language: Tthenáágó[pronunciation?] "strong rock") is a "Designated Authority" in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located at the confluence of the Liard and South Nahanni Rivers in the southwestern part of the NWT.
Although it was not normally accessible by road, a winter road was constructed yearly until an all-season road was completed in October 2010 as far as the Liard River. Access from there is by river taxi in summer and ice road in winter; there are no plans for a vehicle ferry.
Population is 87 according to the 2016 Census a decrease of 14.7% from the 2011 Census and there are 80 First Nations people and 40 people speak a Slavey language. In 2017 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 97 with an average yearly growth rate of -1.2% from 2001.
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)|
- Nahanni Butte, Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
- "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- "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.
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 20 June 2019 to 0901Z 15 August 2019.
- Nahanni Butte - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structure
- Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
- Dehcho First Nations Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
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