Community Name: Wha Ti
Former Name: Lac La Martre
Land Claim Area: Tlicho
Electoral District: Jackson Lafferty
Member of the Legislative Assembly: Jackson Lafferty
Member of Parliament: Dennis Bevington
Senator: Nick G. Sibbeston
Chief Charlie Alfonz Nitsiza
Charter Community of Wha Ti
Wha Ti, NT X0E 1P0
Location: Wha Ti is located 164 air km northwest of Yellowknife at 63'08'N latitude and 117'06'W longitude.
Population: 497 (NWT Bureau of Statistics, 2010)
Languages: Tlicho, English
Access: The community is accessible by air from Yellowknife year round (limited scheduled service). A winter road connects the community to the Mackenzie Highway at Behchoko.
History: Wha Ti is an area rich in wildlife and is a traditional hunting area of the Tlicho people. The Northwest Company set up a permanent post in the area in 1793 although most of the trade occurred at the larger posts at Rae, now known as Bechoko, and Wrigley. In 1955 a federal school opened.
Today the Tlicho maintain a traditional lifestyle and economy based almost solely on trapping, fishing and hunting. Local services include a hotel, outfitters and a restaurant. The community changed its name to Wha Ti from Lac La Martre in 1996.