OTTAWANov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The investiture ceremony will be streamed live online at

Chief David Crate is set to be one of the 24 new members to be inducted in the Order of Canada. Chief Crate is currently serving his 8th straight term and 11th total as Chief of Fisher River Cree Nation.

About the Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.

Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit

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Chief David Crate, C.M.
Fisher River Cree NationManitoba

David Crate’s vision and leadership have brought pride and prosperity to the Fisher River Cree Nation for close to three decades. As chief, he has been instrumental in promoting long-term planning, facilitating partnerships that promote economic development, and improving education opportunities for his constituents. He spearheaded the creation of Fisher Bay Provincial Park, which has set the standard for community involvement in protecting and managing traditional lands and waters. He serves on many boards, where he advocates for technology and education development within the province’s Indigenous communities.

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