Philip Cote, MFA

Young Spiritual Elder

Artist, Activist, Historian and Traditional Wisdom Keeper

Moose Deer Point First Nation

First Nations Affiliation: Shawnee, Lakota, Potawatomi, Ojibway and Algonquin.

Cote is a Sundancer, Pipe Carrier and Sweat Ceremony leader recognized by Elder Vern Harper, Buffalo Chief - Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand.  Mentors: Buffalo Chief James Dubrey, Verdell Red Cloud Jr. and Chief Oliver Red Cloud Sr.


Cote received his Indigenous name Noodjmowin (The Healer) in 1979 from Joe Couture and was made a member of the Falseface Society at the Seneca longhouse in 1992.