Welcome to the community of Wekweètì, Northwest Territories, Canada. Set on rolling rock above the Snare River. Formally known as Snare Lake, the name was officially changed under the Tłı̨chǫ agreement to Wekweètì in 2005.

Wekweètì was founded in the 1960s when Tłı̨chǫ elder and former chief Alexis Arrowmaker brought several families from Behchokǫ̀ who wanted a more traditional lifestyle. Now accessible by scheduled flights to Yellowknife or by an ice road highway, built across the tundra and frozen lakes from January through March.

Wekweètì is the closest community to the region’s main power supply - hydro dams and powerhouses on the Snare River. The newest of these is owned by Dogrib Power Corporation, a Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation business.

There’s a small hotel, and the development corporation offers outfitting services. There’s good fishing nearby and good hiking near the northern edge of the treeline, close to the Barrenlands. The 200,000 strong Bathurst caribou herd passes through this area on its way north in spring and south in fall.

 There’s also an historic site nearby, dating from the search for the Northwest Passage. Explorer Sir John Franklin wintered here, almost 200 years ago, on his return from a disastrous trip overland to the Arctic Coast.

Alcohol is prohibited here by community plebiscite.

Population (2007)
Primary Language (2004)
94% speak Tłı̨chǫ
Traditional Activities (2003)
64.2% Hunting & Fishing
19.3% Trapping
63.9% Consuming Country Foods














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: www.airtindi.com

Wekweètì Development Corporation (WDC)

The WDC, Hozila Naedik'e General Store, Dechi Laoti First Nation Holding (DLFN Holdings) and 5352 NWT Ltd are companies 100% owned by the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation. Services to our community members include fuel delivery, gas station, general store and taxi service, post office, rental properties and WekweètìHotel.


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

Hozila Naedik'e General Store

The local store in town, providing groceries, camping supplies, gifts, and lumber materials and money transactions. 

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.

Wekweeti Motel / Snare Lake Lodge

Our Lodge can accommodate up to 10 people in comfort and style. Situated above the shores of Snare Lake, the lodge has a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining room with a beautiful view of the Lake facing towards the airport with a beach which is excellent for fishing during the summer and surrounding woodlands. 

For Bookings/Pricing Contact:

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 Wekweètì

Senior Administrative Officer: (saowekweti[at]netkaster[dot]ca)

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.

Tłı̨chǫ 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 theGovernment of the Northwest Territories, or click here for the PDF copy.

The Tłı̨chǫ Community Government of Wekweètì 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 Wekweètì, and regulates land use and development through its Community Plan, Zoning By-law, leasing, and Development Permit processes.

A Community Government Council consists of 4 members and lead by a Chief elected by Tłı̨chǫ citizens. Elections are every four years.


Johnny Arrowmaker


  • Gordon Judas
  • Joseph Judas
  • Robin Laboline
  • Patrick Tom


Charlie Football


  • Joseph Dryneck
  • Adeline Football
  • Nick Lamouelle
  • Patricia Magrum


Charlie Football


  • Joseph Dryneck
  • Casey Eyakfwo 
  • William Quitte
  • Travis Washie 


TŁĮCHǪ Community Services Agency

Programs and Services

The Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency has been established to deliver programs and services from both the Government of the NWT and the Tłįchǫ Government. At this time the Agency primarily programs and services from the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Chief Monfwi Hand Games Chief Bruneau
Social Worker at Youth Conference Computer lab at CJBS Health Centre Staff

Program transfer to the Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency include:

  • Child and Family Services: Family support and child protection which includes child welfare, early intervention, foster homes, adoption, investigations, apprehensions and court work.
  • Education: early childhood programming including daycares, preschools and staff training; Inclusive schooling programs and services for school age children which includes assessment, intervention and support; kindergarten to grade 12 programming; homeboarding accommodation for high school students from Wekweètì and Gamètì.
  • Health and Wellness: Primary Health Care, Community Health and Wellness programs, Home Support and Continuing Care programs, Dental Therapy, Ambulance and Emergency Services in Behchokǫ̀, Mental Health and Addiction services.

The Tłįchǫ Government has also funded the Agency for other program initiatives identified as Tłįchǫ priorities. These include a post secondary scholarship program, a variety of short term cultural projects, early childhood programs, and some community health and social programs that are a result of federal government initiatives targeted for aboriginal communities.

Alexis Arrowmaker School 

P.O. Box 70 Wekweètì, NT X0E 1W0 
Telephone: (867) 713-2100 
Facsimile: (867) 713-2200 

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


Contact the Community Director of Wekweètı̀ for more information at 867-713-2511