About The Project - In Memory : Charlie Dominic

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)

Charlie Dominic (1904 - Dec 1994)

Charlie Dominic and family, 1960s
Charlie Dominic and his family. Doig River, circa late 1960s. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSP2F7.

Charlie Dominic's father died when he was very young, and his mother Atahin then married the Dreamer Charlie Yahey. Young Charlie was greatly influenced by his step-father, who taught him songs, stories, hunting and trapping. Charlie Dominic had many children who are now active and important members of our Dane-zaa community.

Charlie became a strong singer and a good teacher. Songkeeper Tommy Attachie counts Charlie as one of his important mentors. Charlie took pride in his horses and always liked to ride a handsome white horse. From his teenage years to his years as elder, Charlie was a smart dresser. He liked to look good and he was good at it.