Brady, James Patrick

James Patrick Brady, prospector, Métis leader (b at Lac St Vincent, Alta 11 Mar 1908; disappeared in the Foster Lakes area, Sask, after 7 June 1967). A grandson of one of Riel's soldiers, self-educated in politics and history, Brady became a leader among the Métis of northern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

A disciple of the radical politics of the 1930s and a lifelong communist, he directed his political energies on behalf of the Métis, trying in vain to persuade the CCF in Saskatchewan to implement progressive Aboriginal policies. He was a major figure in the Association des Métis d'Alberta et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest and a patient and influential political teacher. He disappeared on a prospecting trip.