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MNO President Gary Lipinski (foreground) speaks at the 2011 Louis
Riel Day?Provincial Ceremony?in
Colin Sawchuk?(M¨¦tis youth representative), Jean Teillet?(M¨¦tis lawyer
and?descendent of Louis Riel), Sharon McBride (MNO Vice-chair)?
and?France Picotte (MNO Chair)?
Click here to view the Photo Gallery of the 2011 Provincial
Louis Riel Day Celebration in Toronto
Click here to view the Photo Gallery?featuring?pictures?
from Louis Riel Day 2011 events across Ontario
On November 16, 1885, Louis Riel was executed by the Canadian government, and each year, for the last 19 years, November 16, has marked a significant occasion of observance across the M¨¦tis Nation, with Louis Riel Day ceremonies held throughout Canada.? ?This date gives us the opportunity to commemorate the significant role and achievements of Louis Riel and the M¨¦tis Nation in the building of Canada.? Click here to view a story about this year¡¯s Louis Riel Day ceremony in Toronto.
This year¡¯s celebration will continue to recognize the progress made on the path to achieving Riel¡¯s vision, ¡°a place for the M¨¦tis.¡±? The M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario has made significant progress and continues to strengthen the relationship with the Government of Ontario through the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement.
The provincial Louis Riel Day Ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Legislative Building, Queen¡¯s Park, Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.? The ceremony will begin with the raising of the M¨¦tis Nation flag, followed by a procession to the Northwest Rebellion Monument. A traditional feast will follow at the Legislative Building in Committee Rooms 228 and 230 at 12:40 p.m. Click here to view a complete agenda.
Additionally, the City of Toronto will proclaim November 16, ¡°Louis Riel Day¡± and the M¨¦tis flag will be raised for the twelfth year at City Hall. Click here to view a complete agenda of the City of Toronto ceremony.
The Law Society of Upper Canada is hosting a seminar with a panel discussion on the State of M¨¦tis Law, Research and Self-Government in Canada.? This year¡¯s discussions will focus on the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in reference to the significance of Section 25, which enshrined M¨¦tis and other Aboriginal rights in the constitution. Click here to view a complete agenda of the Law Society event.See ALL news articles