About The Project - In Memory : Alice Moccasin-Askoty

About The Project | IN MEMORY


Doig River First Nation's Dedication:
This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of important Doig River elders and community members no longer living. We honour their lives by remembering and practicing what they taught us.

  • Ray Aku
  • Akully Davis Acko
  • Jack Acko
  • Albina (Abu) Acko
  • Saviour Stoney
  • Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin
  • Charlotte Acko
  • Eskama (Mrs. Jack Acko)
  • Mary Pouce Coupe (Naachin)
  • Lena Pouce Coupe
  • Murray Attachie
  • Alice Ben Attachie
  • Dick Attachie
  • Ronald Attachie
  • Mackenzie Ben
  • Anno Davis (Daedama)
  • Francis Leg (Aki)
  • John Davis
  • Pat Davis
  • David Davis
  • Tommy Davis Sr.
  • Tar Davis (a.k.a. Tommy Davis Jr.)
  • Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda)
  • Charlie Dominic
  • Tommy Dominic
  • Darren Dominic (Chucky)
  • Chief Succona
  • George Succona
  • Sally Makadahay
  • Billy Makadahay
  • Oker
  • Alice Moccasin-Askoty
  • Albert Askoty (Mague)
  • Charlie Yahey
  • Anachuan (Bella Yahey)
  • Mary Harvey (Maeli)

Alice Moccasin-Askoty (June 6, 1922 - Jan 1994)

Alice Moccasin-Askoty
Alice Askoty at Aláá S̱atǫ (Petersen's Crossing), 1990s. Photo courtesy of Johnny Askoty. Catalog # DZVMCARDP-12-06 - 64.

Alice was the daughter of Meka Moccasin and Jane Yeklezi (Muh-Chueh'nalin), "the beautiful one." As a young woman, Alice was married to the dreamer Oker, who passed much of his traditional knowledge on to her before his death. She later married Albert Askoty (Mague), and shared a traditional life with him for many years. Her many children and grandchildren have been fortunate to learn from her. She trained many girls about how to become proper Dane-zaa women. People who knew her will always remember her tending the fire in her log home at Petersen's Crossing.