Ray Fox was born and raised in North Battleford. His grandfather is Ed Fox (Mak-eh-cec) of the Sweetgrass First Nation. Ray has a long history of service and dedication to his people and his community. The constant theme in both his career and volunteer activities has been service to the community – whether as a politician, broadcaster, board member or director. He has also worked tirelessly to bring Aboriginal issues and perspectives to the forefront. Ray’s main employment is at the Battlefords Tribal Council as director of justice. He has extensive involvement in community justice awareness activities including public education and developing crime prevention strategies. Ray is one of five members of the Public Complaints Commission of Saskatchewan. From 1996 to 2002, Ray served as Executive Director at the Battlefords Indian Métis Friendship Centre. During this period, he also served as the national vice president and provincial president of Friendship Centres, NAFC and AFCS respectively. Currently he’s a sitting national Senator. He was also chairman of the board of the Battlefords Urban Native Housing Corporation from 1997 until 2002.Ray was recognized for his service to community, country and fellow Canadians in November, 2002 when he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal. He was also the recipient of the 2006 Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations “Citizen of the Year” award and in 2008 the Battlefords Citizen of the Year award. Most recently, Ray received the 2010 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the public service for his involvement with the Battlefords Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court. On March 19th 2011 Ray was inducted into the Battlefords Wall of Fame. As of June 5th 2011 Ray has begun producing and hosting “The Moccasin Telegraph” on CJNB/CJNS Radio.
Ray is married to Krista and they have two children, Cherish and Raymond.