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Chief George "Crow" Cote

Born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan
Parents Leonard and Mable Cote- 5 boys and 7 girls in our family
Saulteaux member of Cote First Nation, 5 miles north of Kamsack
Single with 2 children, Brad and Denise and 4 grandchildren
Graduated in Kamsack, Attended University of Regina
Property Manager for 25 years in Yorkton, Saskatchewan for Urban Native Housing
Enjoy playing sports mainly hockey and golf
Been sober and drug free for 15 years and still going strong in my faith
Chief for 7 years and enjoy the challenges to build a future for the children

Alvin Badger

Good Day Cote First Nation Members, My name is Alvin Badger. I’ve lived on Cote First Nation in the heart of Badgerville for the last 18 years. My wife & I are proud parents of a smart & Hardworking, soon to be 18-year-old daughter. She recently graduated high school and is currently employed full-time. We have opened our home to help raise numerous nieces & nephews throughout the years. My last 18 years of work have been dedicated to helping youth. I was employed to Cote Boys & Keeseekoose girls group home from 2006 to 2018 as Parental Care Supervisor. Then I moved into my role as Youth Worker at Cote Youth Center from 2018 until I was elected in on February 25, 2023. I am honoured that the community has elected me as a Councillor. I look forward to serving my community with respect & fairness. Mikwec.

Alvin "Sal" Cote

I am currently on my 4th term on council, which I began this journey in 2013. I was raised by Late Leonard “Boychay” Cote and Late Mable Cote. I currently Chair The Health Portfolio and sit on The Recreation Portfolio. Also sit on the Rink Project Management Team. I believe in working hard for the community and enjoy doing events that bring people together. I sure hope I am doing a great job for Cote First Nation.

Joseph "Juice" Cote

Good Day, I am currently on my 2nd term, my parents are Beverly Severight and my Dad is Joseph Ironstand, I am honored to be on council, I speak up on issues that help the community as a whole. Thank you. My Portfolio’s are: Lands, Housing, Economic Development and Social Assistance

Judge Cote

Anisikwa, as many of you know my name is Judge Cote.

I grew up on Cote First Nation raised by my grandparents Garry Cote and Ella Cote. I first moved to the Nation in 1999 where I started grade 1 at Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex. I and a number of classmates had the opportunity to learn jigging and square dancing taught by Brunella Whitehawk and we danced in many competitions throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. A couple of our photos are still on display at the school. My first job was for Cote First Nation at the “Star Café” in Badgerville. I was a server and had a couple of chances to cook taught by the late Doreen Cote. My next job was as a gas jockey and cashier at the former Cote Band Store. In 2012 we received our land claim settlement and I moved to Yorkton SK, where I started a family while there, I learned many skills and experiences. I have since moved back to Kamsack in 2021 and fortunately received my first band house in September of 2022. I am so happy to be home again.

Growing up in the Nation I was able to experience and feel our community grow and struggle and hurt. Our Nation in recent years has been able to display its willingness to build a better future for our people. I have always been proud to be from Cote First Nation, but a new level of pride has been instilled in me. I am very fortunate and thankful for the opportunity to assist in bringing our nation’s goals and dreams to fruition, using the Cote Comprehensive Community Plan as a guiding document. I have received the Economic Development portfolio and will use this opportunity to seek out meaningful ventures for Cote First Nation to continue to generate revenue to apply to various projects and programs for both on and off-reserve members.

Thank you to all of my family for the love and support, and to Cote First Nation for all of their overwhelming support and confidence in choosing me to sit with the Chief and Council. I hope to give the Nation a continued sense of Pride for our Nation.


Lambert "Frenchie" Cote

Anin Sikwa, my name is Antoine Lambert Cote better known as Frenchie, my parents were late Charles & Edith Cote, I been married for 32 years with children and 6 grandchildren. I was employed at the White Spruce Youth Facility for 19 years and 5 years at the Paul Dojack Youth Facility, the Lebret Residential School as a Care Supervisor, I was also a Coordinator at the Yorkton Friendship Center. In my past jobs I have always worked in the area of the Justice System & the urban community. I am honoured to be on council, I look forward to serving my community. Mikwec.

Loretta Friday

I grew up on Cote First Nation, and have lived here for the greater part of my life. I come from a large family, consisting of 7 brothers and 3 sisters. I have been married for 16 years to John Kentz and have 2 energetic dogs Paco and Ace. I love gardening, planting flowers and spending as much time outdoors. In the past and future, my valour with Cote has been to achieve the security for our people. Our people need our help daily with concerns which myself and council are working extremely hard to achieve, I will keep moving on, and moving forward with Serenity. Thank you. Portfolio – Education, Culture, Economic Development, Health, Justice, Lands

Tyone Keshane

My name is Tyrone Keshane, I am a father of 8, with 3 girls and 5 boys. I live on Cote First Nation. I am a traditional man and also have respect for Christianity. I have been on council for 3 terms. My portfolios are Culture, Housing, Education and Health. I like helping people and I’m proud to be a leader, and seeing my community members happy and striving. Thank you.

Natasha Pelly

Anin Sikwa Cote First Nation; Kici-Anishinabek, Apinocisuk, Cote Band Members.  I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to Kici Monitou and to the membership of the Cote First Nation.  Past and present Chief and Council for paving the way to the present. 


I am a proud mother of a beautiful daughter, and a supportive partner of six years.  Our children are our future, it is all of our responsibility to educate our children and teach them their culture, language and identity.  Love and respect one another be proud of where you come from.


I am grateful and proud to be given this opportunity to be elected as your lead Council Women of the Cote First Nation on the Treaty 4 territory.  I am proud to be born and raised on the Cote First Nation and look forward to helping our Nation prosper.  Kici- Mikwec 



Brian Shingoose

I was born in Kamsack, SK. I grew up in Badgerville. My paternal grandparents are Alfred (Lillian) Stevenson and Dorin Severight and my maternal grandparents are Edward and Thelma Shingoose. My parents are Brian (litte Red) and Debbie Shingoose. My portfolios are Youth, Economic Development, Recreation

Jaret Stevenson

Ramona "Mona" Tourangeau

Hello, my name is Ramona Tourangeau, my parents are Seraphine Badger and the late Sidney Badger. I am married to Vernie Friday, We have 6 daughters, Tara, Leah, Kim, Kayleen, Phoenix and Nevada and 4 grandchildren. I have lived on Cote First Nation for 33 Years, I have been employed by Cote First Nation Health as a Community Health Representative. I enjoy watching sports and being able to spend time with my family and friends. It is an honor to be a newly elected Councilor and I will keep on being a voice for our membership. Thank You

Shaun Tourangeau

I am the son of Russell Tourangeau and Carleen Brass my grand parents are the late Peter and Elizabeth, Gordon Papequash and Mary Favel. I’m married to Lisa Tourangeau and have 4 beautiful children Kreeo, Macy, Zayn and Liam. I live on Cote First Nation and have been employed with Cote Public Works for the last 9 years. Before that I drove semi trucks and was with Painted Hand Casino for 10 years. I enjoy hockey, horse racing, and spending time with my family, watching my sons play hockey. My phone number is 306-601-7000 if anyone has concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you.