Tony Cote, Korean War Veteran


Listen to Tony Cote talk about his experiences in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Korean War.

Tony Cote was born on the Cote Reserve in Kamsack, Saskatchewan in 1935 (born Antoine Cote).  After enduring the residential school system in Saskatchewan - having attended St. Phillips Residential School - he joined the Canadian Army in 1952 at the age of 17.  He spent nearly six years as a bombardier in the 81st Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery, served 14 months fighting in the Korean War, and was released from service in 1958 with a UN Korea Special Services Medal.  Tony Cote passed away on July 31, 2019 at the age of 84.

To learn more about Tony Cote and his life, read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Cote.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

This video was created as part of a project at First Nations University of Canada that began in 2009.  Tony Cote was a beloved member of the First Nations University family for many years.  We gratefully acknowledge his years of service on behalf of Cote First Nation, the Saulteaux Peoples of Treaty 4, and Canada as a member and veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Richard Missens Professor Regina, SK
Jennifer Dockstator NCCIE Project Director Oakville, ON
Stewart Manhas Video Editor Regina, SK

This video is about:

Tony Cote, war veteran,
in: Cote First Nation, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 9:28 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? Yes


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