About The Project - In Memory : George Succona

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)

George Succona  (1914 – )

George Succona
George Succona outside his cabin at Doig River, March, 1966. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OS DMa 11.

George Succona is the only Dane-zaa still living who was alive at the date of First Survey of the Montney reserve. The survey took place about a week after his birth. George is the son of Chief Tagea Succona and Chanunta (Bella) Yetachi. Although he didn’t marry, George has been an important teacher for his many nephews and nieces and to other community members, sharing his hunting and trapping expertise and his knowledge of stories and songs. Through his sister Jean Succona (1920-1952), who was married to Charlie Dominic, he is the uncle of Margaret Dominic Davis, Rene Dominic, the late Tommy Dominic, the late Emma Dominic, and May Dominic Apsassin of Blueberry. Through his sister Madeline Davis, he is the uncle of Chief Kelvin Davis, as well as Clifford Davis, Larry Davis, and Irene Davis Apsassin. George has always been known for his elegant way of dressing. He now lives in a nursing home and is treasured as one of our valuable cultural resources.