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Participants at the 2015 Louis Riel Day celebration in
Toronto. The full picture caption can be found at the bottom
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Louis Riel was the great M¨¦tis leader executed by the Canadian government for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of M¨¦tis rights and the M¨¦tis way-of-life. Every year Louis Riel Day is held to remember what Riel sacrificed, and renews the commitment to completing his work.
The M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) celebrates Louis Riel Day to recognize the many contributions of the M¨¦tis to Canada and to highlight the continuing struggles that M¨¦tis continue to face.
M¨¦tis communities across Ontario hold Louis Riel Day events and a provincial ceremony takes place every year in Toronto at the Northwest Rebellion monument on the grounds of the provincial Legislature.
Picture caption:?(L-R) Jennifer Nicholson (MNO citizen), Marilyn ?Hew (MNO Toronto and York Region M¨¦tis Council ?[TYRMC] Secretary/Treasurer), Lindsay DuPr¨¦ (MNO citizen), Todd Ross (MNO TYRMC Chair), Tera Beaulieu?(MNO TYRMC President), Constance Simmonds (MNO?TYRMC Senator),?Mike Layton?(Toronto City Councillor),?Sharon Cadeau (PCMNO?Vice-Chair and WSMNO?Spokesperson), Joe Cressy (Toronto City Councillor),?the Honourable David Zimmer (Minister of Indigenous?Relations and Reconciliation), France Picotte (PCMNO?Chair), Anita Tucker (PCMNO Region 8 Councillor),?and Reta Gordon (Honourary MNOSenator).?
Updated on: November 15, 2016See ALL news articles