About The Project - In Memory : Eskama (Mrs. Jack Acko)

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)

Maryann Acko, (Eskama)  (4 Dec 1912 - 1973)

Maryann Acko (Eskama), 1960s
Maryann Acko (Eskama), Doig River, circa late 1960s. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSDE11., Doig River, circa late 1960s. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSDE11

Eskama was very generous. She always had visitors and always fed people when they came to see her. She always helped other women in the community when there was a hide to tan. She was very close to her half sister, Mary Pouce Coupe (Naachin). Her brothers were Alex and George Cheekyas. She and her husband Jack were a wonderful loving couple. They raised many of Abu's children after their mother passed away.