In the heart of Denendeh Northwest Territories, charming mountains make for astounding views and hold important stories in their traditional names, like Tthenáágó – meaning “strong rock” in Dene Zhatıé. The land and water of the area was used and travelled on by the Naha Dene people for centuries. Located 500 km southwest of Yellowknife, the permanent settlement of Nahanni Butte was formed in the early 1940s.Families from surrounding camps all gathered in to form what is now known as Nahanni Butte.
The community sits along the picturesque banks of the South Nahanni River, 1 km up river from where the Liard River and South Nahanni River meet. Nahanni Butte has a small population of around 100 people, and for each of them, this community is their home, filled with deep rooted family ties and a place that is difficult to leave. The community members are proud of their rich cultural heritage, tradition and are well-connected to their land.
STEVE VITAL, Chief
December 11, 2020 – Current
- A great leader with exceptional management skills
- Worked with Northwest Territories Power Corporation for more than 3 years
- Wants to ensure that the administration is of the people, by the people, and for the people
- Wants to improve communication between the community members and leadership
- Wants to ensure that NBDB is professionally managed and assets are properly safeguarded …