July 30, 2023
Tłı̨chǫ Government Supports to Behchokǫ̀ Evacuee
Tłı̨chǫ Government Supports to Behchokò evacuees.
Last updated: Monday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m.
The Tłı̨chǫ Government is working hard to support citizens who have evacuated from their homes in Behchokò. The following supports are currently available to evacuees:
- Emergency accommodations are available at the Yellowknife Multiplex.
- Billets in Yellowknife, What, Hay River and Fort Providence and Edmonton will receive a $250 flat rate per household. Contact Cecilia Chocolate at 867-447-0307.
- Campers in Yellowknife are welcome to use all services at the Multiplex.
- Tłı̨chǫ from Behchokò, Gamèti, Wekweeti and Yellowknife stranded in Edmonton will receive support for hotel rooms until Sunday, July 30th. More information will be provided as available. Contact Celine Zoe at 867-446-6614.
Essentials including toiletries, baby formula and diapers, towels, camping gear, foamies, bedding, and some clothing are available at the Multiplex. Contact Stephanie at 867-446-6430 for more information.
Gift Cards of $100 per person (including children):
- In Yellowknife, cards will be distributed at the Multiplex. Contact Anita at 867-447-0725.
- In Hay River or Fort Providence, similar support will be provided. Contact Tammy Steinwand-Deschambeault at 867-445-5496.
- In Whati, similar support will be provided. Contact Debbie Simpson at 867 445-5021
Food for all evacuees in Yellowknife is being provided by the GNWT at the Multiplex dining room, open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- Dinner: Served outside the fieldhouse after 5:00 p.m.
- BBQs available
- Snacks are available until 9:30 p.m.
Supports including recreational activities, mental and physical health support, community activities, and children's activities and toys are available at the Multiplex.
Mental Health Support is being offered to evacuees by Ticho Government Counselor Cody Erasmus out of the Hotii ts'eeda office and the Multiplex. Call Cody at 867 492 4053 or email email@example.com
NWT Fire Updates:
- Behchoko Yellowknife Fire Update_July 30_1030am.pdf
- Behchoko Yellowknife Fire_Web update_July 31 11am.docx