Why is Louis Riel Day important?
Louis Riel Day is held each year on November 16 across Métis homelands. Riel's success in negotiating Manitoba into confederation and the protection of minority language rights laid the foundation for his vision of a Canada that included the Métis Nation and protected Métis rights. …
Is Louis Riel Day a state?
Public holidays, also called statutory or public holidays, are federally or provincially legislated holidays on which employees in Manitoba receive a day off, a day off with pay or compensation in lieu of days off…
Where was Louis David Riel born and raised?
Louis David Riel was born near present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on October 22, 1844.
Where did Jacques Riel live most of his life?
He remained in Montreal for over a year, staying at the home of his aunt, Lucie Riel. Impoverished by the death of his father, Riel took a job as a law clerk in Rodolphe Laflamme's office in Montreal. During this time he was involved in a failed romance with a young woman named Marie-Julie Guernon.
Who was Riel Sayer and what did he do?
Riel was the eldest of eleven children in a locally respected family. His father, who was of Franco-Chipewyan Métis descent, had gained prominence in this community by organizing a group that supported Guillaume Sayer, a Métis arrested and tried for challenging the HBC's historic trade monopoly.
Who was the leader of the Red River Resistance?
Louis Riel Louis Riel, Métis leader, founder of Manitoba, central figure in the Red River and North-West resistance (born 22 October 1844 in Saint-Boniface, Red River Settlement; died 16 November 1885 in Regina, SK).
Dr. Fred Shore, Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies, explains why we celebrate Louis Riel Day in Manitoba.