Nahanni Butte

Nahanni Butte (Slavey language: Tthenáágó "strong rock") is a "Designated Authority" in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located at the confluence of the Liard and South Nahanni Rivers in the southwestern part of the NWT.

Although it was not normally accessible by road, a winter road was constructed yearly until an all-season road was completed in October 2010 as far as the Liard River. Access from there is by river taxi in summer and ice road in winter; there are no plans for a vehicle ferry.

Canadian wilderness author, trapper, bush pilot, riverboat captain, trading post/store owner; Dick Turner made Nahanni Butte his home from Calgary in the early 1930s. Dick Turner wrote three books, "Nahanni" and "Wings of the North" being the most successful.

Population is 115 according to the 2006 Census. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 120 with an average yearly growth rate of 3.7 from 1996.

The Dene of the community are represented by the Nahanni Butte Dene Band and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.

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