|Region||North Slave Region|
|Census division||Region 3|
|Incorporated||4 August 2005|
|• Chief||Johnny Arrowmaker|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Grace Angel|
|• MLA||Jackson Lafferty|
|• Land||14.67 km2 (5.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||368 m (1,207 ft)|
|• Density||9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 1W0|
|- Food price index||155.0A|
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Wekweètì[pronunciation?] (from the Dogrib language meaning "rock lakes"), officially the Tlicho Community Government of Wekweètì is a community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Wekweètì is a Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib Dene) aboriginal community and is located 195 km (121 mi) north of Yellowknife. It has no year-round road access but does have a winter ice road connection; the majority of transportation to and from the community is through the Wekweètì Airport. Wekweètì is the closest community to the Ekati Diamond Mine on the border with Nunavut. Wekweètì is part of the Tlicho Government.
The area is within the traditional territory of the Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) First Nation and was a popular hunting camp prior to permanent settlement. In the 1960s, Dene elders around Behchoko decided to return to the land and establish traditional camps in the bush. Wekweètì 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 formerly known as Snare Lake until 1 November 1998; prior to 4 August 2005 the community name used the spelling Wekweti.
The population was 137 according to the 2011 Census an increase of 2.9% over the 2006 Census, the majority of whom were First Nations. In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 141 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.5% from 2001.
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)|
Alexis Arrowmaker School is Wekweètì's Elementary/Junior School and was rebuilt in 1994. The school is named after Alexis Arrowmaker one of the signers of Treaty 11. The community has a store, Hozila Naedik'e General Store, a ten-bed hotel/lodge, Wekweeti Hotel/Snare Lake Lodge, a Health Station, a Community Learning Centre but no RCMP detachment.
- Wekweètì, CG Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
- "NWT Communities - Wekweeti". 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 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
- Wekweètì - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structures
- Wekweètì at the Tlicho Government website
- Alexis Arrowmaker School
- Hozila Naedik'e General Store
- Wekweeti Hotel/Snare Lake Lodge
- Wekweètì Infrastructure Profile
- 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.