Thanks to Tyrone Tootoosis for permission to share this collection of photographs from the early days of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians. For Tyrone this political history is also personal, since a great of the history of what is now the FSIN is outlined in detail in the biography of his grandfather, the late Senator John B. Tootoosis. His eldest grandchild, Tyrone is the eldest son of John B’s eldest son, Wilfred Tootoosis.
The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan gives a brief biography at
The 1982 biography, edited by Norma Goodwill and Jean Sluman, is based on recordings of the old man himself, in Cree. Originally published by Golden Dog, it was later reprinted by Pemmican in 1984 and 1987.
Photos are captioned where captions were provided by Tyrone.