Photostory #199: Prairie Farmer James Gladstone: Leaves Alberta Ranch for Senate Chamber

Newton's , Gar Lunney
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
March 3, 1959
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
On May 12, 1958, James Gladstone, revered Blackfoot Indian Leader, was sworn in as the first Indian Senator in Canada's history. Gladstone left his prairie ranch to take a seat in the stately red plush Senate Chamber, where he will speak for the nation's 160,000 Indians. Above he chats with Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Mark Drouin.