Dokis First Nation
Many UFRCA cottagers access the Upper French River by the Dokis Road and through Dokis First Nation. The village of Dokis is a major hub of activity throughout the summer months. PresentlyHolly Waters has taken over the UFRCA Dokis Liaison position, following the retirement of Grant Hobson from the Board of Directors.
Among the many events at Dokis is the annual Pow-wow, which is held on the weekend immediately before, on, or after July 1 - Canada Day. Dokis is also a major first-response location for volunteer fire-fighting and emergency evacuations, thanks to the involvement over many years of (the late) Leonard and Shirley Dokis at Riverview Cottages and their crew of volunteers. A relatively new event at Dokis is "Summerfest" is held on the 3rd weekend in July. All are invited to attend, and there are opportunities to get involved in baseball, tossing horseshoes, or just spectating.
For more information see the Dokis First Nation Website
Congratulations to Dokis FN on Election Results and Hydro Project Grand Opening
Posted May 30, 2016
Congratulations to recently elected Chief Gerry Duquette and to Deputy Chief Denise Restoule, who has been Chief of Dokis First Nation since 2006 but stepped down from that role this spring. One of her many accomplishments over the last 10 years was the successful construction of the hydro-generating station at the Chaudiere dam. On May 5, 2016, the project was officially opened. Photo supplied by Grant Hobson, UFRCA Dokis Liaison. See other photos in the Photo Gallery. Also scroll down to the video on the hydro project.
CBC Features Dokis Hydro-Mega Project
Posted November 10, 2016
An in-depth article about the Dokis power generating station appeared on the CBC News web site on November 5. Thanks to Paul Cormier for relaying the CBC information to us.
Posted November 2016
(From the October 2016 Newsletter)
In an effort to preserve the history and culture of the Dokis First Nation, many dedicated community members took on the responsibility and hard work to create the Dokis museum which opened its doors in July, 2016. The building is a new prefabricated structure and is located beside the Band office on Main Street.
The interior of the building is an impressive two-storey space and houses a collection of artifacts, both historical and cultural, celebrating the heritage of Dokis and its people. The museum is divided into several different rooms, each devoted to a different theme including history, traditional, industry, war, religion, and the French river.
Guided tours are offered by the docent on hand. The stories shared behind the artifacts and photos, are very engaging and informative.
The hours of operation will be determined for next season and there will be an entry fee per person. There is also a gift shop selling handmade local arts. If you have something you feel would make a significant contribution to the French river room, and would like to donate or loan it to the museum, please contact Holly Waters.