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Nááchę / John Notseta

Born late 1800s. Died spring 1944.

The name Nááchę means "Dreamer." Born in the Prophet River area, Nááche followed after his father, the Dreamer Dakwatlah, who was also sometimes referred to as Nááchę.

Like so many other Dreamers, Nááchę traveled around sharing his prophecies and teachings with Dane-zaa people throughout our territory.

Madeline Davis remembers Nááchę showing his dreamers' drawings at Gat Tah Kwą when he was there teaching and singing at a Dreamers' Dance.

Nááchę is the father of many Notsetas living today, including the Chief of the Prophet River Band, Liza Wolf.

We still use Nááchę's teachings and songs today.

Madeline Davis, 2005

Madeline Davis, telling about Dreamers Dances at Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney). Doig River, 2005.

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Tommy Attachie singing a Nááchę song, 2001.

Tommy Attachie singing a song by the Dreamer Nááchę (John Notseta), 2001.

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