Wha Ti First Nation

The Wha Ti First Nation is a Tłı̨chǫ First Nations band government in the Northwest Territories around the community of Whatì

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Welcome to the community of Whatì ( formally known as Lac La Martre). The Community name was officially changed in 2005 to Whatì under the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement. In 2010 NWT Bureau of Statistics reported the community population of 497.

Whatì is set on a magnificent Lac La Martre, one the largest lakes in the Northwest Territories. The lake boasts ideal fishing year round. Some of the largest Lake Trout and Northern Pike on the planet can be found in these waters. It is also situated along the North American north/south bird migration routes. Each spring and fall, the area’s marshes host thousands of ducks, geese and other migratory species that gather here to feed.

Community members actively participate in traditional activities including hunting, fishing, trapping and arts and crafts. Over 92% of the community fluently speaks their Aboriginal Language – Tłı̨chǫ (2009 NWT Bureau of Statistics).