Mǫwhì’s father, Ewaàghoa, was the first person to build a house at Behchokǫ̀. In the past, Tłı̨chǫ used to live at Nı˛hshìì (Old Fort Rae), an area on the shores of Great Slave Lake. There remain many gravesites and old houses at Old Fort Rae. Because of the challenges of travelling on Great...Read more
Whatì is a place where conflict occurred long ago between the Tłı̨chǫ and the Chipweyan. It was Mǫwhì’s brother-in-law who was the first person to build a house in Whatì. The area has been a good trapping area – Whatì means ‘marten’. Nearby is the Nìı˛lı˛ı˛ (waterfall), where sometimes one can...Read more
The father of the late Johnny Arrowmaker was the first to build a house at Gamètì. In addition to being an important place for caribou, it was also known as a fine place for furbearing animals and for its good fishing. There is also a fine whagweè (a sandy area) at Gamètì. Gamètì is named after...Read more
The location is on the portage between southend of Tikwo tì (Brown Water Lake) and Weyedii tì. Find portage on Maps.
The hill in the background is called Woyi hàkè. There is a long story of the creature that lived in the hill, who has been chased out to hills further east.
The area around Wekweètì was a common boat and sled route as the Tłı̨chǫ travelled towards the nearby barren lands every fall in search of migrating caribou. Wekweètì came to be seen as a perfect location for those who wanted to live a life more closely associated with the land and caribou....Read more
Xaeli K'ogola (Marion Village), a collection of cabins at the north end of Indahk'eti (Marion Lake). Xaeli K'ogola was a thriving community at one time, until all the residents moved to more permanent communities in order to be closer to their children while they attended school. People still...Read more
In the early days there were no Barren Lands. Trees covered the north from Rocky Mountains across the Inuit lands on Hudson Bay. In those days a great medicine man lived near Tòndeè, our Great Slave Lake. One day he...Read more
9th Annual Tłı̨chǫ Gathering and 1st Session of the 3rd Tłı̨chǫ Assembly, on August 6, 7, and 8, 2013 in Behchokǫ̀ at the Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School.
The purpose of the Annual Gathering is to bring people together to share in the social, political, and cultural activities of...Read more
Tłı̨chǫ Special Gathering, on February 13, 14 and 15, 2013 in Whatì at the Johnny Nitsiza Cultural Centre.
The purpose of the Annual Gathering is to bring people together to share in the social, political, and cultural activities of the Tłı̨chǫ.
Poster:Three boys... Read more
8th Annual Tłı̨chǫ Gathering and 16th Session of the 2nd Tłı̨chǫ Assembly, on July 10, 11, and 12, 2012 in Wekweètì at the Alexis Arrowmaker School.
The purpose of the Annual Gathering is to bring people together to share in the social, political, and cultural activities of the Tłı̨chǫ...Read more