New $10 banknote highlights Canada’s first Indigenous senator

Courtesy of Bank of Canada

A new $10 banknote will be available starting from June, 1st all around Canada.

This new banknote is part of Canada 150 celebrations and has been revealed last Friday by Bank of Canada.

It features four portraits of Canadian politicians including James Gladstone, Canada’s first Indigenous senator and a member of the Kainai (Blood) Tribe.

AFN National Chief Bellegarde declared that “efforts like this help to educate all Canadians about our shared history, and education is important to achieving our goal of reconciliation.”

The commemorative bank note also includes portraits of Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier and Agnes Macphail.

Northern lights and the Owl’s Bouquet, a stone-cut and stencil print by acclaimed Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, highlight the North on the banknote.

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