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Kawartha Lakes raises Métis flag to recognize Louis Riel Day

Metis flag being raised

Metis flag being raised at City HallKawartha Lakes – Today, at the request of the Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council, the Métis flag was raised at City Hall to recognize the 26th Annual Louis Riel Day. It will be flown until November 23.

Every November 16, Ontarians join the Métis people in commemorating Louis Riel Day and acknowledging his important historical legacy as a political leader, activist and champion of justice.

It is a day to honour Riel’s contributions to the Canadian Confederation and to protecting the diverse history, culture and identity of the Métis people. Riel's courageous defense of minority and language rights helped lay the groundwork for a more inclusive Canada. It is also a time to celebrate Métis culture, recognize the many contributions of the Métis to Canada and highlight the struggles that Métis continue to face.

To learn more about Louis Riel’s place in history as a civil rights leader and the many historic and present-day contributions of Métis people, visit this reference source.

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