A Saskatchewan chief who is known as a well-established and successful leader has been charged with assault and mischief.
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Bear was named to the Order of Canada in November 2020 “for his visionary leadership” and for creating economic and social development opportunities for his community.
Under his leadership, the Dakota Nation is home to the Dakota Dunes Golf Links, which was rated as one of the top courses in Saskatchewan.
The community also has one of the biggest SIGA casinos in the province, the Dakota Dunes Casino, and also opened a 155-room resort hotel in 2020.
Bear has served as chief for over 30 years.