Canada Post is releasing a commemorative Indigenous Leaders stamp recognizing Metis leader Harry Daniels. This is very special for our Indigenous Worker, Lisa Sowinski, because Harry Daniels was her mother's second cousin.
On Monday, Daniels’ friends and family gathered to share stories and celebrate the accomplishments of the former Regina Beach resident. The design of the stamp was later revealed, showing a portrait of Daniels with a traditional Metis sash behind him.
Daniels died in 2004 but his accomplishments are still celebrated today.
Daniels was an advocate for Metis and non-status Indians, successfully arguing that the federal government should consider them as Indigenous Peoples in the Constitution Act 1982.