Louis David Riel with his Grandmother n.d., was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis people (an ethnic group of mixed Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, French Canadian, Scottish, and English descent) of the Canadian prairies.

Louis Riel and the Canadian Metis

Julie Lagimonière Riel (non-Aboriginal, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Lagimoniere Jr. and Marie-Anne Gaboury) with grandson Jean-Louis Riel.

first metis provisional government who fought for our culture and our people, center is louis riel, the first prominent metis leader

First Metis provisional government that fought for Metis culture and Metis people, center is Louis Riel, first Metis political leader, circa 1870

Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. Riel sought to preserve Métis rights and culture as their homelands. He rallied the French-speaking Metis and the English-speaking half breeds by stressing their common grievances with Eastern interests. He is regarded by many as a Canadian folk hero today. His arrest, trial, and execution…

Louis David Riel October 1844 – 16 November was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies.

A Métis grandmother was called "Kokum" (a Cree term) by her grandchildren. My own grandma did not teach us that term because she kept her Métis identity secret.

A Métis grandmother was called "Kokum" (a Cree term) by her grandchildren. My own grandma did not teach us that term because she kept her Métis identity secret.

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