|Date of Issue||June 21, 2023|
Current monetary value: $0.92.
|Series Time Span||2022 - 2023|
The first Indigenous woman appointed to the Senate, Métis activist Thelma Chalifoux (1929-2017) was a powerful force for social justice. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she devoted her life to improving the welfare of her people – in particular, women. The stamp features a photo of Chalifoux from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where she served as Métis Elder in Residence after retiring from the Senate. In the background is detail from The Celebration by Métis visual artist Christi Belcourt – an homage to Chalifoux’s love of flowers and the craft and floral design business she owned.
Proud advocates for the rights and well-being of their people, the three modern-day Indigenous leaders in this inaugural series are honoured for dedicating their lives to preserving Métis, First Nations and Inuit culture and improving the quality of life of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
The second set of stamps in the Indigenous Leaders series honours three Métis, First Nations and Inuit leaders whose tireless efforts to protect the rights, culture and welfare of their people had a profound influence on Canada’s history.