Dokucas Naisseline

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Dokucas Naisseline is the current chief of Guahma and high chief of Maré in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia.[1] He acceded to the chieftaincy at the age of 33, following the abdication of his father Nidoïsh Naisseline on 6 June 2007.[2] The Naisseline family has held the title of high chief since the 18th Century.[2]

His official enthronement as high chief was attended by over 2,000 people. In the speech he delivered, he said: "I have not received any special preparation to take over my father, and I know it's a very heavy task laid upon me. My ambition today is to listen to people here and to be closer to their concerns."[2]

Dokucas is a Kanak of the Nétché tribe.[1]


  1. ^ a b Soszynski, H. "Maré". Genealogical Gleanings. University of Queensland. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff writers (7 June 2007). "Grand chef à 33 ans". Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (in French). Retrieved 2011-07-24. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Faberon, J-Y; Garde, F. 101 mots pour comprendre les institutions de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa, éditions Ile de lumière, 2002.