Jean Marie River

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Jean Marie River
Tthek'éhdélį or Tthek'edeli
First Nation - Designated Authority
(Tthek'éhdélį First Nation)
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River is located in Northwest Territories
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River is located in Canada
Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River
Coordinates: 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722Coordinates: 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Dehcho Region
Constituency Nahendeh
Census division Region 4
Government
 • Chief Stanley Sanguez
 • Senior Administrative Officer Brenda McDonald
 • MLA Kevin Menicoche
Area[1]
 • Land 37.35 km2 (14.42 sq mi)
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 77
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code X0E 0N0A
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 809
- Living cost 142.5B
Website www.jmrfn.com
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A Postal code shared with Fort Simpson
^B 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]

Jean Marie River (Slavey language: Tthek'éhdélį or Tthek'edeli[pronunciation?] "water flowing over clay") is a "Designated Authority"[6] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located on the Jean Marie River where it joins the Mackenzie River. The community has a small airport, Jean Marie River Airport, and is accessible by charter aircraft throughout the year and by the all-season JMR Access Road 27 km (17 mi) from the Mackenzie Highway.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1996 53 —    
1997 53 +0.0%
1998 60 +13.2%
1999 69 +15.0%
2000 75 +8.7%
2001 74 −1.3%
2002 74 +0.0%
2003 73 −1.4%
2004 71 −2.7%
2005 79 +11.3%
2006 82 +3.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2007 77 −6.1%
2008 72 −6.5%
2009 73 +1.4%
2010 68 −6.8%
2011 62 −8.8%
2012 62 +0.0%
2013 66 +6.5%
2014 72 +9.1%
2015 78 +8.3%
2016 88 +12.8%
2017 94 +6.8%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[8]

As of the 2016 Census the population was 77, an increase of 20.3% from the 2011 Census, the majority of which were First Nations.[1] The main languages in the community are Dene Zhatie (South Slavey) and English.[9] In 2017, the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 94.[5]

Services

Royal Canadian Mounted Police services are provided through Fort Simpson. There is neither a hospital nor a health centre but a health station, the "Jean Marie Health Cabin", located in Jean Marie River. There is currently no grocery store, but there are accommodations and a visitors centre. Education is provided through the Louie Norwegian School[10] and provides education up to Grade 10.[11][12]

First Nations

The Dene of the community are represented by the Jean Marie River First Nation and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[13][14]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  3. ^ "Northwest Territories Official Community Names and Pronunciation Guide". Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Yellowknife: Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories. Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Jean Marie River - Statistical Profile (2006-2017)" (PDF). NWT Bureau of Statistics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-08-30.
  6. ^ Differences in Community Government Structure
  7. ^ Jean Marie River Infrastructure Profile Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  9. ^ Language & Heritage
  10. ^ Dehcho Education Council at the NWTTA
  11. ^ Northwestel
  12. ^ Jean Marie River Infrastructure Profile
  13. ^ Dehcho First Nations Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Jean Marie River Archived 2008-03-02 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official site
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