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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9 Comments

  1. Maria

    December 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Awesome news, proud to have you as our Chief and proud to be a Fisher River Cree resident.

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  2. Gilbert sinclair

    December 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Way to go chief crate

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  3. Dollard Menard

    December 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    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.

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  4. Csrolynn Constant, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

    December 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

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

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  5. Reginald Mason

    January 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    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.

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  6. Sharon

    January 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

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

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  7. Lance Guilbault

    January 12, 2018 at 12:35 am

    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.

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  8. Carolyn Chartrand Burns

    January 22, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Well deserved. Congratulations!

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  9. Joy Cramer

    January 23, 2018 at 8:29 pm

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

    Reply

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