About The Project - In Memory : Mackenzie Ben

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)

Mackenzie Ben (April 16, 1942 - April 1981)

Mackenzie Ben, 1968
(L-R) Billy Attachie and Mackenzie Ben, Doig River, 1968. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSP8F7.

Mackenzie was the son of Louis Ben and John Davis's daughter, Dze Kleze Davis. He and his sister Mariah were among the many children raised by Naachin (Mary Pouce Coupe). Mackenzie and Tommy Attachie were like brothers growing up. Although they and Billy sometimes played tricks on their grandma, they also knew she was the boss. She taught the children she raised to know and respect the wise stories of the land.