Communities

Behchokǫ̀ Gamètì Wekweeti Whatì

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

Behchokǫ̀ is the largest Tłįcho 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. Behchokǫ̀ houses the central offices for the Tłįcho Government and the Tłįcho 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 Tłįcho companies, in local government and business, or work on rotation at the diamond mines, some 300 km north of the community.