North Slave Region

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North Slave Region communities in the Northwest Territories

The North Slave Region is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is the most populous of the five regions, with a population of almost 23,000. The region consists of eight communities with the regional offices situated in Behchoko and Yellowknife. With the exception of Yellowknife the communities are predominantly First Nations.

Communities[edit]

The North Slave Region includes the following communities:

Community name[1] Translation[1] Governance[2] Population
2016[3]
% change
from 2011
Location
Behchoko[4] Mbehcho's place Community Government (Tlicho) 2,154 6.17% 62°48′09″N 116°02′47″W / 62.80250°N 116.04639°W / 62.80250; -116.04639 (Behchokò)
Detah[5] burnt point Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Detah) 248 12.90% 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750 (Detah)
Gamèti[6] rabbit net place Community Government (Tlicho) 271 2.95% 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361 (Gamètì)
Łutsel K’e[7] place of the Łutsel, a type of small fish Dene Band - Designated Authority (Lutsel K'e Dene Band) 327 6.42% 62°24′19″N 110°44′22″W / 62.40528°N 110.73944°W / 62.40528; -110.73944 (Lutselk'e)
N'Dilo Yellowknives Dene First Nation (N'dilo) 200a[›] n/a 62°28′40″N 114°20′03″W / 62.47778°N 114.33417°W / 62.47778; -114.33417 (N'Dilo)
Wekweeti[8] rock lake Community Government (Tlicho) 148 2.03% 64°11′25″N 114°10′58″W / 64.19028°N 114.18278°W / 64.19028; -114.18278 (Wekweètì)
Whatì[9] marten lake Community Government (Tlicho) 549 10.75% 63°08′40″N 117°16′22″W / 63.14444°N 117.27278°W / 63.14444; -117.27278 (Whatì)
Yellowknife[10] Sömbak'è; money place City 20,960 4.40% 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750 (Yellowknife)

Notes[edit]

^ a: 2001 estimated population. Included with Yellowknife

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  3. ^ Gov. of Northwest Territories - Bureau of Statistics - Population estimates by community
  4. ^ "NWT Communities - Behchoko". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ "NWT Communities - Detah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ "NWT Communities - Gamèti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Lutselk'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Wekweeti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Whatì". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Yellowknife". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

Coordinates: 62°48′09″N 116°02′47″W / 62.80250°N 116.04639°W / 62.80250; -116.04639 (North Slave Region centred on Behchoko)