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Dettah, Northwest Territories

Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah)

Coordinates: 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750Coordinates: 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750

Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region North Slave Region
Constituency Weledeh
Census division Region 6
 • Chief Edward Sangris
 • Chief Executive Officer John Carter
 • MLA Bob Bromley
 • Land 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
 • Total 247
 • Density 184.9/km2 (479/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X1A
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchanges 444 445 446 669 765 766 873 920
Sources:Community Governance Data List,[1]
2006 Canada Census,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]

Dettah[pronunciation?] or Detah is a First Nations[5] community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located just outside the capital of Yellowknife, it is a 6.5 km (4.0 mi) drive from that town by ice road in winter or a 27 km (17 mi) drive via the Ingraham Trail. The name means 'Burnt Point' in the Tli Cho language, and refers to a traditional fishing camp, used by the Dene for hundreds of years.

According to the 2006 Census, Dettah had a population of 247 people, consisting almost entirely of First Nations.[2] In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 257 with an average yearly growth rate of 2.2 from 1996.[6]

Both it and N'Dilo are the communities of the Yellowknives. Dettah is represented by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah) and are part of the Akaitcho Territory Government.[7]


Further reading

  • 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.

External links

  • Municipal Affairs and Community Administration profile

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