Chief Michel Dokis was recognized as a ‘life’ chief by the Department of Indian Affairs and is well known for his vow to William Robinson upon signing the Treaty to “never surrender the timber” within his lands that was set aside for his people.
Visions of our past Chiefs
Chief John C. Restoule – “to build a bridge so we are not marooned here.” The bridge was erected in 1956.
Chief Joe Dokis – brought ‘tourism’ into the community with the building of the “Dokis Marina.”
Chief Martin Restoule – “for the hydro dam, to get something going for the younger generation and for the future.”