Welcome to the community of Gamètì, Northwest Territories, Canada. Located along the, chain of waterways connecting Great Slave Lake to Great Bear Lake.

Gamètì was formally known as Rae Lakes. The name was officially changed to Gamètì under the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement in 2005.

Situated between two pretty lakes, Gamètì is midway between Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes in a traditional hunting area of the Tłı̨chǫ and Sahtu dene peoples. Although the site was long used as a temporary camp, in the 1970s an airstrip, school, store and new log houses were built, and families settled here.

Gamètì has a community store, hotel and restaurant, fire station, health centre and a four classroom school. Social workers from Whatì and Behchokö regularly provide services to the community.

Gamètì is on a point between Rae Lake and Lac Ste. Croix and fishing, hunting and trapping are still part of the economy here. In summer, anglers can fly-fish for Arctic grayling, and stay at a comfortable motel.

The development corporation owns one of the caribou hunting operations located on the barrenlands northeast of the community. Tours on the lakes can be arranged through the Tłı̨chǫ Government Office.

Visitors can fly to Gamètì year round on scheduled flights from Yellowknife or drive a 213 km winter ice road from Highway 3 near Behchokǫ̀ (January to March). Fine Tłı̨chǫ beaded or embroidered clothing and traditional snowshoes can be purchased at the general store. The Dene drummers from Gamètì travel to many regional events and celebrations.

Today, residents are employed in Tłįcho companies, in local government and business, or work on rotation at the diamond mines. However the traditional subsistence hunting, fishing and trapping are still practiced here.

Alcohol is prohibited, by community plebiscite.

Taken from the NWT Bureau of Statistic

Population (2007) 307 Primary Language (2004) 98.5% speak Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Activities (2003) 41.6% Hunting & Fishing 16.7% Trapping 50%Consuming Country Foods


Gahti Bed& Breakfast

For reservations call: 867 997 3441. For after Hours or on Weekends you can contact Terry Gon for reservations at: 867 445 7336 or 867 997 3733


Northern Exposure

 is a family business with a single goal: to provide the best quality service at the best rate possible, saving money on freight allows northern company's to be more competitive and sustain an edge over there southern competition. We are a truly locally northern owned and operated freight company providing ltl service and ftl   between Yellowknife and Edmonton.


Tli Cho Air

Tli Cho Air Inc. is a joint venture between Air Tindi Ltd. and the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation. The joint venture operates a diverse fleet of aircraft offering charter air services throughout the Tłı̨chǫ region. Scheduled air passenger and cargo service to the Tłı̨chǫ communities are provided by Air Tindi Ltd.

Contact Information:

  • P.O. Box 685, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N5
  • Tel: (867) 669-8200
  • Fax: (867) 669-8210
  • Toll Free: 1-888-545.6794
  • Website:

Gamètì Development Corporation (GDC)

GDC offers services to our community members and operates the Gamètì Motel & Gamètì Gas Station. GDC is 100% owned by the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation.


Contact Information:

Gamètì Gas Station

Gas station for vehicles and home fuel delivery service for the Community of Gamètì.

Store Hours:

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 104, Gamètì , NT, X0E 1R0
Gas Delivery: (867) 997-3113
Office: (867) 997-3031
Fax: (867) 997-3099

Rae Lakes General Store Ltd

The Store provides the following services: post office, cash machine, groceries, hardware, dry goods, postcards, souvenirs, community bulletin board, and financial services. Store Hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Contact Information:

For any general inquiries, please contact TIC's main corporate office at the number (867) 766-4909 or by email info[at]tlichoic[dot]com

Community Government

Community Government

Contact Information for Community Government of Gamètì

Senior Administrative Officer: Sherbaz Muhammad (sao[at]gameti[dot]org)

The Behchokǫ̀, Gamètì, Wekweètì and Whatì Community Governments were established on August 4th, 2005 as a result of the signing of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement. It is an independent public government with powers and responsibilities similar to the municipal government of other NWT communities.

Tłįchǫ Community Government Act established the community government of Behchokǫ̀, Whatì, Gamètì, and Wekweètì, and describes their boundaries. This Act covers the composition and role of the community council, eligibility to vote, the duties of the chief, and it details the powers of these municipalities. A copy of the Act is available online from the Government of the Northwest Territories, or click here for the PDF copy.

The Tłı̨chǫ Community Government of Gamètì  is a municipal corporation with responsibilities for community planning, public works and community improvements, public utilities such as water quality, water delivery and sewage services as well as emergency response planning and fire protection, recreation and other services such as bylaw enforcement.

The Community Government administers all lands within Gamètì, and regulates land use and development through its Community Plan, Zoning By-law, leasing, and Development Permit processes.

A Community Government Council consists of 6 members and lead by a Chief elected by Tłı̨chǫ citizens. Elections are every four years.



Chief: Doreen Arrowmaker


  • Peter John Apples
  • Priscilla Bekale
  • Charlie Gon
  • Gloria Gon
  • Archie Wetrade
  • Gary Zoe


Chief: David Wedawin


  • Frank Arrowmaker
  • Garry Bekale
  • Germain Eyakfwo
  • Henry Gon
  • Jimmy B Mantla
  • Peter J Apples


Chief: David Wedawin


  • Alfred Arrowmaker
  • Jimmy Arrowmaker
  • Gary Bekale
  • Germaine Eyakfwo
  • Henry Gon
  • Jimmy B Mantla


Chief: Edward Chocolate


  •  Alphonse Apples
  •  Sam Mantla
  •  Jimmy B Mantla
  •   Mabel Gon
  •   David Wedawin
  •   Frank Arrowmaker


Chief: Henry Gon


  • Frank Arrowmaker
  • Jimmy B Mantla
  • Edward Chocolate
  • Joe L Zoe
  • William Chocolate
  • Alphonse Apples


TŁĮCHǪ Community Services Agency

NWT Power Corporation

Phone: 867-997-3421, toll free:
1-800-661-0854 (Yellowknife) Fax: 867-997-3906

Religious Services

 Gamètì Catholic Church

Municipal services including water and sewer, recreation, and public works.

 Hours: Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 5 pm.
Phone: 867-997-3411, Fax 867-997-3411

Health and Social Services

Gamètì Health Care Centre

TeleHealth: toll free assistance: 1-888-255-1010
Health Centre Phone: 867 997-3141
24 Hour Emergency: 867 997-3141
Fax: 867-997-3045

Social Services

Phone: 867 392-3005
Fax: 867 392-6424

Emergency Services


Phone: 867 669-1111
Fax: 867 669-5175


Jean Wetrade Gamètì School

Phone: 867 997-3600 Fax: 867 997-3084

Gamètì Early Intervention Preschool / Johnny Arrowmaker Daycare

Phone: 867 997-3115


TŁĮCHǪ Government

Tłı̨chǫ Government

On August 4th, 2005, the Tłı̨chǫ  Agreement came into effect and with it, the Tłı̨chǫ Government was established. 

The headquarters of the Tłı̨chǫ Government is located in Behchokǫ̀. There are Community Presence Offices in each community (Behchokǫ̀, Whatì Gamètì, and Wekweètì) representing the Tłı̨chǫ Government.  

Visit the Government section of the website to learn more about the programs and services provided by the Tłı̨chǫ Government. 

Please email info[at]tlicho[dot]com for more information.  



Tourist Information

Tourist Information

NWT Tourism has a great site that tells the visitor “everything they want to know about the north”.

You can learn about cultural experiences, wildlife viewing opportunities, backpacking, parks and camping, sport fishing, sport hunting and much more.

Check out their site at