|— Community Government —|
|Region||North Slave Region|
|Census division||Region 3|
|Permanent community Incorporated||1962|
|Incorporated||4 August 2005|
|• Chief||Charlie Football|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Grace Angel|
|• MLA||Jackson Lafferty|
|• Land||14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||368 m (1,207 ft)|
|• Density||9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 1W0|
|- Food price index||170.1A|
|Sources:Community Governance Data List,
2006 Canada Census,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Wekweètì profile at the Legislative Assembly
Canada Flight Supplement
^A ^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics|
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.
Prior to 4 August 2005 the community name used the spelling Wekweti. It was formerly known as Snare Lakes until 1 November 1998.
The population was 137 according to the 2006 Census, the majority of whom were First Nations. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 137 with an average yearly growth rate of -0.5 from 1996.
Alexis Arrowmaker School is Wekweeti's Elementary/Junior School and was rebuilt in 1995. AAS's student population ranges on a yearly basis of 20-30 students. In 2007/2008 it has been anticipated that the student body will increase 20-30%.
- Robbie Craig 2006 - present
- Ty Hamilton 2003 - 2006
- Phil Pittman 2002 - 2003
- Community Governance Data List
- 2006 Census
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Wekweètì profile
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 2 May 2013 to 0901Z 27 June 2013
- Wekweètì - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- Differences in Community Government Structures
- Wekweètì at the Tlicho Government website
- 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.
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