Edwin Pelletier

Senator Edwin Pelletier was born on Cowessess Reserve on April 18, 1915. He attended Marieval Residental School from age 6 to 15 years old. After leaving school, Edwin worked for local farmers, until he enlisted in the Armed Forces in 1940 to 1946 - 15 F.L.D. Rgt. R.C.A. (Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery).

Pelletier married Lucy Acoose from the Sakimay Reserve and daughter of Mr. & Mrs. King Acoose. They had twelve children, forty-five grandchildren, countless members of great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Edwin Pelletier

Pelletier recieved an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces in 1946 and returned to Cowessess Reserve, where he began farming for a number of years. In 1964, Pelletier drove a school bus for 20 years. At the same time, he was elected Band counsellor for eight consecutive terms which is approximately 22 years. During this time, Pelletier worked on the Land Claims Entitlement for many years.

Edwin Pelletier Pelletier worked with the FSIN for approximately 18 years as Senator. He is honored to have contributed and been part of this great and strong organization. As a veteran, he is grateful for the many accomplishments and the opportunity to serve our people and our country. He is now 83 years old and retired.
Edwin Pelletier His message is: "To encourage young children to study hard in school, education is very important today. Listen and respect your teachers and leaders."
His message to the youth: "Get involved with your communities. Be good leaders, be an example for younger generations, honor and respect your elders, drugs and alcohol is not our way of life." Edwin Pelletier


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