About The Project - In Memory : Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda)

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)

Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda)  (May 5, 1939 - Jan 1984)

Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda), 1960s
Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda). Doig River, circa late 1960s. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSDD13.

Daeda was the younger daughter of Jebis (old Davis) and Anno (Daedama). She married Charlie Dominic, and is the mother and grandmother of many of us now living at the Doig River reserve. She was skilled in our traditional Dane-zaa ways, and remembered going on the traditional seasonal round with her family. She had a husky voice and a great sense of humor. Daeda could make ordinary talk, like asking for a cup of tea, sound like something wonderful.