Cote To Receive Province’s Highest Honour

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 14:08



A First Nations war veteran has been named as one of eight people to receive the Saskatchewan Order of Merit this year.


Elder Tony Cote of the Cote First Nation has been an active leader in the First Nations community and a role model for First Nations youth.


Cote has held many senior positions with the FSIN, and was also an advisor for Human Resource Development Canada regarding employment services.


Cote served as chief of his First Nation for eight years starting in 1970, helping to build the Cote Recreational Complex, the first all-Indian Junior B hockey team, a minor hockey system and a girls’ fastball team.


He is also the founder of the First Nations Summer Games, and a founding member of the First Nations University of Canada.