Stories & Songs: Tommy Attachie and the Doig River Drummers singing "Suunéch'ii Kéch'iige" by the Dreamer Gaayęą, 2004.
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Tommy Attachie and the Doig River Drummers singing "Suunéch'ii Kéch'iige" by the Dreamer Gaayęą, 2004.
Doig River Drummers singing a Gaayęą song, 2004.

"Suunéch'ii Kéch'iige" ("The Place Where Happiness Dwells") was dreamed by Gaayęą and is sung here by the Doig River Drummers in 2004. This song has been passed along through oral tradition and maintained by our songkeepers. The song represents fond memories of a traditional Dane-zaa summer gathering spot above the Peace River at Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney). This gathering spot was selected by our people for their reserve lands in 1914 but was later taken away by the federal government.

© 2004 Doig River First Nation.
Recorded by Amber Ridington. Catalog # ARDZ04-6.


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