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List of Northwest Territories premiers

This is a list of the premiers of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

As the NWT has a consensus government, the premier is elected by and from the members of the legislative assembly, who are not divided into parties.

Sir Frederick W. A. G. Haultain1897-1905
NWT governed by a commissioner
George Braden1980-1984
Richard Nerysoo1984-1985
Nick Sibbeston1985-1987
Dennis Patterson1987-1991
Nellie Cournoyea1991-1995
Don Morin1995-1998
James Antoine1998-2000
Stephen Kakfwi2000-2003
Joe Handley2003-

Note. Prior to 1897, the Northwest Territories had no premier. From 1905 to 1980, the head of government of the NWT was a commissioner appointed by the federal government. Prior to 1994, the NWT head of government was referred to as Government Leader.

Other lists of first ministers:
Prime Minister - Alberta - B.C - Manitoba - N.B - Nfld.-Lab - N.S - Ontario - P.E.I - Quebec - Sask - Yukon - Nunavut

For more lists of this type, see Lists of incumbents.