Community of Wekweètì
Behchokö is the largest Tåîchô community with approximately 1950 people. It consists of two distinct townsites: Rae located on Marion Lake, is the main community where most of the people and services are located, and Edzo, a small “bedroom” community located just off of Highway No. 3. Behchokö houses the central offices for the Tåîchô Government and the Tåîchô Community Services Agency.
The communities of Gamètì, Wekweètì 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 Tåîchô companies, in local government and business, or work on rotation at the diamond mines, some 300 km north of the community.
Under each Community name you will find information under the following headings: