Louis Riel Day
Thursday November 16, 2023
12:00am to 11:59pm
Louis Riel (1844–1885) was a founder of the province of Manitoba and a leader of the Métis nation. Riel fought to preserve Métis rights and culture at a time when colonial power was growing.
On Louis Riel Day, we celebrate the enduring legacy of Riel and the lasting impact that Métis people have had on Canada and around the world.