Order of Canada 2018: Fred Sasakamoose, C.M.

Fred Saskamoose, C.M., with Governor General Julie Payette, Photo shared by Saskatchewan Office of the Treaty Commissioner

From the 2016 Globe and Mail Profile: “He was barely out of his teens when he took faceoffs against Maurice Richard and played against Gordie Howe, Jean Béliveau and Tim Horton.”

Congratulations to Fred – the very first Indigenous player in the NHL – and to everyone at Atahkahkoop who has been cheering for him all along! Fred played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1953-54 season (I bet he’s cheering the Winnipeg Jets this year, in tonight’s first game of the Western Conference finals!)

Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/order-of-canada-list-announced-a-guide-to-whos-being-honoured/article37454374/

Fred’s stats from the Hockey Hall of Fame: http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=14221

2016 Globe and Mail Profile: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/fred-sasakamoose/article33409416/



About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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