Community Name: Tulita (where the waters meet)
Former Name: Fort Norman
Land Claim Area: Sahtu
Electoral District: Sahtu
Member of the Legisaltive Assembly: Norman Yakeleya
Member of Parliament: Dennis Bevington
Senator: Nick G. Sibbeston
His Worship Mayor Danny Yakeleya
Hamlet of Tulita
Tulita, NT X0E 0K0
Location: Tulita is located at 64'54'N latitude and 125'34'W longitude and is 523 air km southeast of Inuvik and 624 km northwest of Yellowknife. The community is situated on the east bank of the Great Bear River where it meets the Mackenzie River.
Population: 566 (NWT Bureau of Statistics, 2010)
Languages: North Slavey, English
Access: The community is accessible by air from Norman Wells year round and bulk supplies and food are barged in during the summer months. Tulita is connected to the Mackenzie Highway system by an ice road in the winter.
History: The Northwest Company set up a trading post at the junction of the Mackenzie and Great Bear Rivers in 1810, a point Sir John Franklin had used as a starting point for his expeditions. The site changed several times but the community of Tulita is located on this very site today.
Today's economy is based on hunting, fishing and trapping with oil exploration and tourism also being significant features. The sale of local arts and crafts is also key along with other local business.