Host City – Yellowknife
Yellowknife is the capital and only city, as well as the largest community, in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, approximately 400 km (250 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. The city’s population, which is ethnically mixed, was 19,569 in 2016. Of the eleven official languages of the NWT, five are spoken in significant numbers in Yellowknife: Dene Suline, Dogrib, South and North Slavey, English, and French. In the Dogrib language, the city is known as Sǫ̀mbak’è (Som-ba Kay) (“where the money is”).