What is the population of the Northwest Territories, particularly for Dene?

In the Northwest Territories, populations have been growing and shrinking and unstable for many reasons. The demographics seem to change with each season. People have come from many locations, backgrounds and professions.
The current population within Denendeh (Northwest Territories is:


– 48% of the population is Aboriginal
– 28% are Dene
– 11% are Inuit or Inuvialuit
– 9% are Metis
– 52% of the population is non-Aboriginal


The largest population of Dene are in Yellowknife, the capital city of the NWT, numbering 3,420. The Dene come from other smaller communities to live and work in Yellowknife. This population represents more than any other community in Denendeh.