(from the Dogrib language
meaning "rock lakes"), officially the Tlicho Community Government of Behchoko
is a community in the North Slave Region
of the Northwest Territories
Prior to 4 August 2005 the community name was spelt Wekweti and formerly known as Snare Lakes until 1 November 1998. It is a Tli Cho (Dogrib Dene) aboriginal community and is located 195 km north of Yellowknife. It has no road access, but it is the closest community to the Ekati Diamond Mine on the border with Nunavut.
Population is 137 according to the 2006 Census, the majority of which are First Nations.
Gameti is part of the Tlicho Government.
Alexis Arrowmaker School is Wekweeti's Elementary/Junior School and was rebuilt in 1995. AAS's student population ranges on a yearly basis of 20-30 students. In 2007/2008 it has been anticipated that the student body will increase 20-30%.
- Robbie Craig 2006/07 - present
- Ty Hamilton 2003 - 2006
- Phil Pittman 2002/03
- Northwest Territories, and BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. Communities and Diamonds Socio-Economic Impacts in the Communities of: Behchoko, Gameti, Whati, Wekweeti, Detah, Ndilo, Lutsel K'e, and Yellowknife : 2005 Annual Report of the Government of the Northwest Territories Under the BHP Billiton, Diavik and De Beers Socio-Economic Agreements. [Yellowknife]: Govt. of the Northwest Territories, 2006.