RCMP are investigating a sudden death near the Dehcho community of Fort Providence.
On Wednesday around noon police received a phone call about a body – half a kilometre outside the community.
When they arrived police found a non-responsive 57-year-old man.
The RCMP and NWT Coroner Service are investigating the death.
An autopsy has been requested by both the Coroner and police as they try to determine a cause of death.
No name has been released.