Nahanni Butte

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Nahanni Butte

Tthenáágó
First Nations/Dene Band - Designated Authority
(Nahanni Butte Dene Band)
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
The Band Office in Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte is located in Northwest Territories
Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte is located in Canada
Nahanni Butte
Nahanni Butte
Coordinates: 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056Coordinates: 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionDehcho Region
ConstituencyNahendeh
Census divisionRegion 4
Government
 • ChiefPeter Marcellais
 • Senior Administrative OfficerRoy Erasmus Jr.
 • MLAShane Thompson
Area
 • Land78.99 km2 (30.50 sq mi)
Elevation
182 m (597 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total87
 • Density1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
X0E 0N0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange602
- Living cost147.5A
- Food price index139.4B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2015 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Nahanni Butte (/nəˈhæni/ nə-HAN-ee; Slavey language: Tthenáágó[pronunciation?] "strong rock") is a "Designated Authority"[6] 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.

Demographics[edit]

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.[1] 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.[5]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199675—    
199775+0.0%
199882+9.3%
1999105+28.0%
2000107+1.9%
2001111+3.7%
2002115+3.6%
2003110−4.3%
2004110+0.0%
2005115+4.5%
2006118+2.6%
YearPop.±%
2007116−1.7%
2008113−2.6%
2009110−2.7%
2010109−0.9%
2011103−5.5%
201298−4.9%
201397−1.0%
201494−3.1%
201592−2.1%
201693+1.1%
201797+4.3%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[7]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Nahanni Butte Dene Band and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nahanni Butte, Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". 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 28 February 2019 to 0901Z 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Nahanni Butte - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  6. ^ Differences in Community Government Structure
  7. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  8. ^ Dehcho First Nations Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine

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