About The Project - In Memory : Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin

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)

Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin (Oct 9, 1936 - Feb 8, 1994)

Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin, 1960s
Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin and child in a berry patch, Doig River, circa late 1960s. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSDP21.

Molly was the daughter of Ray Aku and Claire Oker. She is the mother of many of our Doig River First Nations people, and brought up many more. When Molly died in 1994, anthropologist Robin Ridington described her as "One spruce tree standing - the solid center of the world." Molly was just that, the center around which her large family revolved.