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Chief David Crate to Receive the Order of Canada

todayDecember 29, 2017 20 9

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On Friday, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced the latest list of 124 remarkable Canadians to be inducted into the Order of Canada for outstanding achievements, dedication to community and service to the nation.
One of those 124 remarkable Canadians is Fisher River Cree Nation Chief, David Crate.
The chief of Fisher River Cree Nation was recognized for “creating ecologically responsible economic development opportunities for his community and for improving access to education and technology in Manitoba’s Indigenous communities.”
In his time as chief, Crate has served as co-chair of the Manitoba First Nation Technology Council, working to bring better Internet services to Manitoba First Nations and has advocated for better language preservation.
In 2012, Crate was appointed to the board of Manitoba Hydro.
Chief Crate will join the likes of Gord Downie, Jordin Tootoo, Mark Messier, and David Suzuki whom received the honour in the past.

About the Order of Canada
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
-Files from CBC Manitoba

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  1. Dollard Menard on December 29, 2017

    Congratulations to you Chief David Crate. What a wonderful honour. You deserve it as the Fisher River Reserve is a model for others to follow. Your hard work and determination is paying off.

  2. Csrolynn Constant, Opaskwayak Cree Nation on December 30, 2017

    Congratulations Chief Crate. A well earned recognition on your dedicated service to your community.

  3. Reginald Mason on January 1, 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS CHIEF DAVID. THIS HONOUR IS MOST DESERVING OF YOU. YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED MANY PROSPEROUS ACHIEVEMENTS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND BAND MEMBERS. I AND MANY OTHERS ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS OUR RESERVE HAS EXCELLED IN MANY AREAS. INCLUDING EDUCATION, ECONOMY, AND HEALTH.JUST TO MENTION A FEW.
    THANK YOU, CHIEF DAVID.
    REG MASON REMARKS ON YOUR RECEIVING THE ORDER OF CANADA.

  4. Sharon on January 11, 2018

    Yes that is a great honor chief David crate. this is far greater than peguis reserve. Congrats again

  5. Lance Guilbault on January 12, 2018

    On behalf of the Guilbault we are honoured to have you as our Chief. We and our Kokum have regarded you as a man of courage, a man of resiliency, a man of equality and of voice. We support you and are very proud to have you as our Chief.
    Our Kokum & Mother, Mary Guilbault is smiling down at you.
    Kichi Ekosani.

  6. Joy Cramer on January 23, 2018

    Congratulations Chief Crate,
    A well deserved acknowledgement of your work and dedication to your community and the Indigenous community around you.

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