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Native American Tribes of Northwest Territories

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Northwest Territories Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from the Northwest Territories that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Northwest Territories included:

The Bearlake
The Chipewyan (Dene)
The Dogrib
The Gwich'in
The Han
The Hare
The Inuit
The Kaska
The Slavey
The Yellowknives

Federally recognized First Nations in Northwest Territories today include:

Aklavik First Nation (Inuit)
PO Box 118
Aklavik, NT X0E 0A0

Acho Dene Koe Band
General Delivery
Fort Liard, NT X0G 0A0

Behdzi Ahda First Nation (Dene)
PO Box 53
Colville Lake, NT X0E 0L0

Dechi Laot'i First Nations (Dogrib)
PO Box 69
Wekweti, NT X0E 1W0

Deh Gah Gotie Dene Council
General Delivery
Fort Providence, NT XOE 0L0

Deline Dene Band
PO Box 158
Deline, NT X0E 0G0

Deninu K'ue First Nation (Dene)
PO Box 1899
Fort Resolution, NT X0E 0M0

Dog Rib Rae Band
PO Box 8
Fort Rae, NT X0E 0Y0

Fort Good Hope Settlement (Dene)
PO Box 80
Fort Good Hope, NT X0E 0H0

Gameti First Nation (Dogrib)
PO Box 1
Rae Lakes, NT X0E 1R0

Gwicha Gwich'in
PO Box 4
Tsiigehtchic, NT X0E 0B0

Inuvik Nation (Inuit)
PO Box 2570
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Jean Marie River First Nation (Slavey)
General Delivery
Jean Marie River, NT X0E 0N0

K'atlodeeche First Nation (Dene)
PO Box 3060
Hay River Reserve, NT X0E 1G4

Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation (Dene)
PO Box 4428
Hay River, NT X0E 1G3

Liidlii Kue First Nation (Slavey)
PO Box 469
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

Lutsel K'e Dene Band
PO Box 28
Lutsel K'e, NT X0E 1A0

Nahanni Butte Dene Band
General Delivery
Nahanni Butte, NT X0E 0N0

Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (Dene)
General Delivery
Wrigley, NT X0E 1E0

Salt River First Nation #195 (Dene)
PO Box 960
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0

Sambaa K'e Dene First Nation
PO Box 10
Trout Lake, NT X0E 1Z0

Tetlit Gwich'in
PO Box 30
Fort McPherson, NT X0E 0J0

Tulita Dene Nation
PO Box 118
Tulita, NT X0E 0K0

West Point First Nation (Dene)
#1-47031 Mackenzie Highway
Hay River, NT X0E 0R9

Wha Ti First Nation (Dogrib)
PO Box 92
Wha Ti, NT X0E 1P0

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
PO Box 2514
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P8

Recommended books about Northwest Territories Native Americans:
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The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Athabaskan peoples of the Northwest Territories.
Northern Passage: An interesting book about a white student's experiences living among the Northern Dene Indians.

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Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Northwest Territories province:

Dehcho First Nations: Coalition of Dene Nations in the Northwest Territories.
Northwest Territories Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs: Official website of the NWT government agency.
Aboriginal Place Names of the Northwest Territories: Map labeled with traditional Northwest Territories Native names and their meanings.

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