For more information on territorial politics see: Northwest Territories.

For territorial leaders prior to 1980, see: Commissioners of Northwest Territories.

Premier* Term
Bob McLeod 2011-present
Floyd Roland 2007-11
Joe Handley 2003-07
Stephen Kakfwi 2000-03
Jim Antoine 1998-2000
Don Morin 1995-98
Nellie Cournoyea* 1991-95
Dennis Patterson* 1987-91
Nick Sibbeston* 1985-87
Richard Nerysoo* 1984-85
George Braden* 1980-84

*Until February 1994, the head of the government was referred to as Government Leader. Since then referred to as Premier.