This April 19th, 2010, Canada Post began issuing a series of stamps commemorating the 300th anniversary of a painting of Four Indian Kings sent as envoys to England. The stamps, like the original portraits painted by Dutch artist Jan Verelst, show the four Indian chiefs alongside their clan ‘dodem’ (animal entity which watches over a clan).
On April 14th, 2010, Canada Post began issuing a stamp commemorating 60 years of peaceful and cooperative relations with the nation of Israel. As a member nation of the United Nations, Canada was one of the countries who approved the creation of an Israeli state. On May 11th, 1949, Canada granted official recognition to Israel.