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