Sambaa K'e

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Sambaa K'e
First Nation (Designated Authority)
(Sambaa K'e Dene Band)
Trout Lake.jpg
Sambaa K'e is located in Northwest Territories
Sambaa K'e
Sambaa K'e
Sambaa K'e is located in Canada
Sambaa K'e
Sambaa K'e
Coordinates: 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528Coordinates: 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Dehcho Region
Constituency Nahendeh
Census division Region 4
Trading post 1796
Settlement Late 1960s
Government
 • Chief Dolphus Jumbo
 • Band Manager Ruby Jumbo
 • MLA Kevin Menicoche
Area[1]
 • Land 119.51 km2 (46.14 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 88
 • Density 0.7/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code X0E 1Z0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 206
- Living cost 162.5A
- Food price index 144.1B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2015 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Sambaa K'e[6] (Slavey language: "place of trout"[pronunciation?]; formerly Trout Lake) is a "Designated Authority"[7] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located near the Alberta border, east of Fort Liard, on the shore of the lake also known as Sambaa K'e. It has no all-weather road, but can be reached by winter road early in the year or by air (Sambaa K'e Aerodrome) year-round.

On June 21, 2016, the settlement officially changed its name from "Trout Lake" to "Sambaa K'e", its name in the Slavey language, meaning "place of trout".[6]

Demographics

Population is 88 according to the 2016 Census, an decrease of 4.3% over the 2011 Census, the majority of which (80 people) are First Nations and 45 report South Slavey as a first language.[1]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1996 74 —    
1997 74 +0.0%
1998 67 −9.5%
1999 72 +7.5%
2000 69 −4.2%
2001 76 +10.1%
2002 75 −1.3%
2003 78 +4.0%
2004 83 +6.4%
2005 86 +3.6%
2006 91 +5.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2007 93 +2.2%
2008 97 +4.3%
2009 99 +2.1%
2010 97 −2.0%
2011 95 −2.1%
2012 100 +5.3%
2013 101 +1.0%
2014 102 +1.0%
2015 104 +2.0%
2016 105 +1.0%
2017 106 +1.0%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[8]

In 2017 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 106 with an average yearly growth rate of -1.3 from 2007.[5]

First Nations

The Dene of the community are represented by the Sambaa K’e Dene Band and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[9]

Services

The community has a small general store and a health centre and no RCMP.[10] Canada Post mail arrives weekly by charter plane. Residents can order books, movies and CDs through the Borrow by Mail program offered by the NWT Public Library Services.[11] There is a small airport, Sambaa K'e Aerodrome, and in the summer Trout Lake Water Aerodrome is in operation.[4]

The community runs the Sambaa K'e Fishing Lodge, an authentic northern fishing experience, in the summer months.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Sambaa K'e, Settlement [Census subdivision], Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories [Territory]". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Sambaa-k'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  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. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Trout Lake - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  6. ^ a b Trout Lake, N.W.T., changes its name to Sambaa K'e
  7. ^ Differences in Community Government Structure
  8. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  9. ^ Sambaa K’e Dene Band at the Dehcho First Nations
  10. ^ Trout Lake Infrastructure Profile
  11. ^ Borrow-By-Mail

External links

  • Sambaa K'e proposed protected area
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