Dettah is located on Yellowknife Bay, on the north side of Great Slave Lake. This picturesque Yellowknives Dene community is accessible by a 27 km all-weather road from Yellowknife. An ice road cuts the drive in half during the winter months, and driving on Great Slave Lake is a popular winter attraction for visitors to Yellowknife. Hunting, trapping and fishing still dominate Dettah’s economy, with some residents employed in Yellowknife.
Kaw Tay Whee School offers K-5. The community has a conference centre, but most other community services are provided from Yellowknife.