Danny Bayha

Staff Role:
Councilor for the Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government

Danny Bayha is Sahtu Got’ı̨nę from Délı̨nę. He has owned and operated an auto repair shop and general contracting business in the community for many years.

Danny attended Grandin College in Fort Smith, later achieved his red seal designation as a heavy vehicle mechanic, and then went back to school and received his Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree from the University of Calgary in 1998.

During this period, he also worked for the Department of Transportation in Hay River and for the NWT Power Corporation in Délı̨nę.

Danny currently is a regular member of the main council of the Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę  Government, and was a past member of the Dene First Nation Council and education council. He served as regular member and then Chair of the Sahtu Health and Social Services Authority, and as Vice President of the Délı̨nę Land Corporation.

From 2000 to 2012, Danny was a board member of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board.

Since 2005, he has served as Board Member and Vice Chair of the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board.

Danny also serves as a Director on the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board.