Communities

Welcome to Our Communities section, where you will find local information on the four Tłı̨chǫ communities: Behchokǫ̀, Gamètì , Wekweè and Whatì.

Behchokǫ̀ is the largest Tłı̨chǫ community with approximately 1950 people.  Behchokǫ̀ is comprised of three neighbourhood communities, Rae, Edzo, and Frank Channel. Behchokǫ̀ houses the central offices for the Tłı̨chǫ Government and the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency.

The communities of Gamètì, Wekweè and Whatì  are beautiful, isolated, and smaller communities located inland off the main NWT highway system and are only accessible by regular scheduled commercial air service all year round. However in the winter, from January through March, an ice road highway is built across the tundra and frozen lakes joining these communities to Highway No.3.

Today, many residents are employed in Tłı̨chǫ companies, in local government and business, or work on rotation at the diamond mines, some 300 km north of the community.