In the spirit of reconciliation, Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division recognizes the importance of Louis Riel Day on November 16th.

Louis Riel was a prominent political Metis leader and a founder of the province of Manitoba.  He led two resistance movements, the Red River Resistance 1869-1870 and the North-west Resistance of 1885.  He fought for Metis people’s rights and identity and is a heroic figure who is honoured on November 16th.  To learn more about Louis Riel, here are some suggested resources, activities and community events that support and honour Metis People:

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS) Louis Riel Day 2020

The Metis Anthem

Western Region II of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan is hosting a Day of Metis Gathering.  For information, please visit their Facebook page:  Metis Nation of Sask Western Region 2.