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Yellowknives Dene First Nation

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is a band government adjacent to the capital of the Northwest Territories.

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Dettah is located on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake, just outside of Yellowknife. It is a 6.5 km drive by ice road in winter and a 27 km drive on an all-season road.

In 1959, there were about 15 houses in Dettah. A fire burned out of control, reducing the entire point to ashes, and requiring the residents of Dettah to start anew.

The Dettah area has been used as a summer time gathering site for generations, eventually growing into one of the two Yellowknives Dene Communities

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