GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
- 2019-20 will be the 150th anniversary of Louis Riel’s 1869-70 constitutional campaign guiding the entrance of the North-Western Territory and Rupert’s Land into the Canadian Confederation with the formation of the province of Manitoba.
- Louis Riel made important sacrifices to defend the rights, the freedoms, and the culture of the Métis people. The ideals that Louis Riel fought for – ideals of inclusiveness and equality – are now the very same values on which we base our country’s identity.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, WE, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, and members of the Friends of Louis Riel Society, call upon the Government of Canada to recognize Louis Riel as Canada’s Indigenous (Métis) Father of Confederation.
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Friends of Louis Riel Society