Monday, November 14, 2011

Metis Week celebrations to be held at Museum


Metis Week celebrations to be held at Museum




The Métis Nation Of Alberta Assoc. Local Council Chinook 1880 invite you to join them in a Celebration of Métis week .
There will be a Flag Raising at 12:00 Noon at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Museum in Pincher Creek, followed by a Lunch Social.

In 1884, Louis Riel was asked to negotiate for the  Saskatchewan Métis as he had done at Red River.  Riel saw opportunity to create a Métis homeland, but Canada sent soldiers instead of negotiators.  Metis resistance was defeated at Batoche in May 1885.  Riel was found guilty of high treason and hanged in Regina. Riel's life ended November 16, 1885.

Today, Louis Riel is widely regarded as the Father of Manitoba.