Dene Tha’ is an Albertan Treaty 8 First Nation with populations centered in three communities: Bushe River, Meandre River, and Chateh. Located are north in the beautiful Alberta North Peace region, it is a member of the North peace Tribal Council.
Community members speak English and Dene, the latter of which includes the South Slavey language. Dene Tha’ First Nation facilities include First Nation office and public works buildings in Chateh; public works buildings and Four Chiefs Complex in Bushe River; and First Nation office and public works buildings in Meander River. Municipal services include water and sewer systems, a fire truck, a water truck, and a sewer truck. Dene Tha’ First Nation economic activities include a gas station/food store; other stores (hardware, crafts, fur purchasing); a laundromat; a post office; a bottle depot; snack and coffee shop; Dene Tha’ Construction; and natural gas distribution. Member-owned businesses provide taxi service, home building and electrical services, and small engine repair.