Louis Riel is recognized as an advocate of justice for the Métis people, but he represents much more. He helped lay the framework for minority rights and cultural co-operation, and is regarded as a founder of Manitoba. Louis Riel was executed for treason on November 16th, 1885. 134 years later the Métis continue to assert themelves as a distinct and rights-bearing nation. Louis Riel Day is held to commemorate Riel's life and to celebrate the Métis people's culture, language, and heritage.
Join our Métis Elders for a day filled with cultural activities, displays, workshops, and more.