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    CANADA - James Patrick Brady, 59, & Abraham Halkett, 40, Foster Lake SK, 7 June 1967

    Forty Years ago this month:

    James Patrick Brady
    Missing since June 7, 1967 from Lower Foster Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Classification: Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: March 11, 1908
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 59 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 177 cm (5'10"); 75 kg (166 lbs)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Native male. Black hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Unknown
    Clothing: Unknown
    AKA: Jim

    Circumstances of Disappearance


    On the 7th of June, 1967, James Brady and his partner, Abraham Halkett, were dropped off by plane at Foster Lake, SK, located 120 miles north west of La Ronge, SK.


    The two were prospecting in the area.

    They were last heard of on a radio call to a nearby mine on June the 8th.

    Extensive land, air, and water searches of the area failed to locate any trace of the two men.

    Their camp was located but had been unused.

    Brady was born in St. Paul, Alberta. With a strong concern for his people; Brady was destined to become a political activist. Brady became involved with the Metis in the Edmonton area where they went on to form the big five and start up the Metis Association of Alberta.


    Brady entered the war and came back to join the CCF in Saskatchewan. The workload was too much for Brady to handle so he went on to a life as a prospector in the Northern woods, where he continued to support the rights of the Metis. In 1964 he formed a new Metis Association in La Ronge.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Saskatoon RCMP
    Historical Case Unit
    306-975-5153

    Agency Case Number: 2002-5945
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    SACP
    AMHS
    The Doe Network: Case File 1809DMSK

    LINK:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1809dmsk.html

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    Many hazards in such a wilderness area. Bears, bogs, rivers and lakes to drown in... has LE ever mentioned they suspected foul play? Funny things sometimes happened to Indian activists in those days...

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    Wonder what the substance of the radio call to the mine was... did they intend to visit the mine that day? There's just no way to know with the information available what their plan was to know where they might have been headed. If they were headed to the mine to do some organizing, it's quite possible there were some "union busters" that did them harm.

    If a bear got them, it happened out in the woods somewhere...by the time anyone found them (if ever), the remains would have likely been scattered. Same deal if they got caught in some sort of weather, or deadfall, or who knows what.

    Google came up with this biographical info:

    http://www.ualberta.ca/~walld/brady.html
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...=A1ARTA0000951
    http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/brady_...k_1908-67.html
    http://www.sicc.sk.ca/faces/mbradji.htm

    Interesting guy...here's a link to one of his writings...
    http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/03840

    Read the pdf file downloadable here for some theories on this case:
    http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/03865

    I'm ordering the book that the author of the last linked document wrote...will let you know how he fleshes out his theories in the book when I've read it. It sounds like there are a few different possibilities here.

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    Bumping case up. This is one for the RMCP.

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