Dreamers & The Land - Dreamers : Askekulęą

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Born late 1800s.

Askekulęą means "Boy, Old Man." This Dreamer's name implies that he had the wisdom of an old person combined with the innocence and energy of a youth. He was also known as "Wanaiitaa" which means, "The father of Wanaii" (Juliet Oldman). He is the grandfather of elders currently living at the Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations.

Askekulęa's brother was the Dreamer Maʔaahéʔ Ets'élęh, who was also known as Old Chief Butler. Our most recent Dreamer, Charlie Yahey, sang many of Askekulęa's songs. Our Doig River Drummers continue to sing Askekulęą's songs today.