Fort Resolution

Fort Resolution ( Deninoo Kue " moose Iceland ") is a " settlement corporation" in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The municipality at the mouth of the Slave River in the Great Slave Lake and at the end of Fort Resolution Highway (Highway 6). It is the oldest documented site in the Northwest Territories. Fort Resolution had a key position on the northern water - fur trade route. The place is recognized as a national cultural heritage.

The population is, according to Canadian census of 2006 484 inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants are Dene or Métis. The predominant languages ​​are English, Chipewyan and Michif.

The town has a hockey stadium, a civic center, a nursing home, a RCMP station and two gas stations. A small airfield, Fort Resolution Airport, offering charter flights and is used for medevac flights. The oldest building in town is the Catholic Church, which was built in the early 1800s. The beach of the Great Slave Lake is the main place for swimming, bird watching and relaxation. The inhabitants fish and hunt caribou, ptarmigan and rabbits throughout the year.

The nearby Pine Point was once a lead mine. As the value of lead decreased in the 1980s, the mine, the place was closed and abandoned. Many of the homes were sold for $ 1 and up in Fort Resolution and Hay River again.

" Deninu Days" in late August is a celebration of the beginning Karibujagdsaison with parades, games and talent competitions. A recovery option is the nearby "Little Buffalo River Crossing ", a Territorial Park, with historical and natural attractions.

Fort Resolution is represented by the Deninu Kue First Nation and is part of the Akaitcho Territory Government.