About The Project - Project Team : Chief Kelvin Davis

About The Project | PROJECT TEAM


Below is a collection of community members and participants that made this project possible. Click on each photo thumbnail to learn more about each person.

  • Amy Acko
  • Sam Acko
  • Robin Acko
  • Starr Acko
  • Eddie Apsassin
  • Mark Apsassin
  • May Apsassin
  • Johnny Askoty
  • Billy Attachie
  • Chief Gerry Attachie
  • Margaret Attachie
  • Tommy Attachie
  • Peter Biella
  • Brittany Brinkworth
  • Charmayne Brinkworth
  • Chief Kelvin Davis
  • Madeline Davis
  • Rosie Field
  • Kate Hennessy
  • Verena Hofmann
  • Julia Miller
  • Margie Miller
  • Patrick Moore
  • Chief Gary Oker
  • Madeleine Oker
  • Amber Ridington
  • Jillian Ridington
  • Robin Ridington

Chief Kelvin Davis
Chief, 1980-1984, 1998-2000, 2005-present

Chief Kelvin Davis
Chief Kelvin Davis, Doig River, 2006. Catalog # DZVMCARDP-5-15-06-E91.

(Elected Chief from 1998-2000; 2005-2008)

Chief Kelvin Davis is working hard to protect the rights and economic future of his people. He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Chief Succona.

It's a challenge. We want industry to understand our rights. We're going to be here for the next 100 years.

Chief Kelvin Davis, September, 2005

In order to ensure that Dane-zaa Aboriginal and Treaty rights are respected, Chief Davis and his Lands' Monitoring Department, review proposed oil patch operations in their territory to protect sensitive cultural areas.

As Chief in 1998, when his First Nation won their breach of trust case for lost oil and gas revenues from their old reserve at Suunéch'ii Kéch'iige (Montney), Kelvin was instrumental in setting up the Doig River First Nation's Trust fund, to ensure financial security for future generations. He also initiated the plan to build Doig's multi-million dollar cultural and administrative centre.

As an active hunter and horseman, Kelvin keeps in touch with the land, and is able to bring his concerns about the effects of industrial development to the forefront.