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Louis Riel Day a reminder of how far Canada still has to go Honouring Louis Riel Day in Saskatoon On Friday, November 16th, the 133rd anniversary of Louis Riel’s 1885 state execution, a hardy group defied the wind chill to gather around Gabriel Dumont’s statue

Special celebrations, ceremonies mark 175th anniversary of Riel's birth This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel, and events designed to commemorate, celebrate, and educate about his legacy will be taking place throughout the province on November

Louis Riel commemorated across the province November 16th, the date of Louis Riel’s death and state execution, was commemorated across Saskatchewan. In Saskatoon, the day began with a morning gathering at Gabriel Dumont’s statue on the riverbank in Friendship Park. Bagpipes accompanied the crowd, and St. Michael’s school choir sang the Métis

Louis Riel Day commemorates sacrifice, celebrates Metis culture Louis Riel Day marks an occasion to observe and celebrate one of Saskatchewan’s most important and Metis icons. Celebrated nationwide on November 16th, the anniversary of Riel’s execution for treason in 1885,

Stanley Mission wins inaugural Louis Riel Relay Batoche-According to the Stanley Mission Rave spokesman Felix Merasty, the paddlers were the difference in their victory in the 1st Annual Louis Riel Relay Days competitive relay. Merasty and his experts handily won the team event on a hot and cloudy day at Batoche.

Louis Riel honoured on November 16th People in Saskatoon and Regina are celebrating November 16th, Louis Riel Day, a day to pay tribute to a great hero of the Métis for his service and sacrifice. Dennis Brooks, president of the Regina Riel Metis Council (RRMC) # 34, said celebrating this day is important to remember

Louis Riel (Oct 22, 1844 – Nov 16, 1885) Executed on November 16th by the Canadian government under the guise of a treason conviction, Louis Riel will be remembered as the founder of Manitoba, a Father of Confederation, and the passionate

Recounting the Louis Riel Relay For the third straight year, the team from Stanley Mission won 1st place in the Louis Riel Relay. Photo supplied by Joel Pedersen The Louis Riel Relay has

Louis Riel Relay honours namesake through sports, culture Every summer, in the spirit of multiculturalism and well-being, Parks Canada Agency holds the Louis Riel Relay, named after Métis leader and founder of Manitoba. The relay includes canoeing, horseback riding, pack-running, biking, and, of course, conventional running. The 2017 race was held at the Batoche National Historic site

Royal Canadian Mint releases Louis Riel Special Edition Proof Dollar  On the 175th anniversary of Riel’s birth, the Royal Canadian Mint released its 2019 Special Edition Proof Dollar - Louis Riel: Father of Manitoba, Leader of the Métis Nation.  

SPL honours Métis in naming newest branch On Louis Riel Day, Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) announced a name honouring Métis people for its newest location in the community of Stonebridge. Each year on Nov. 16 the Métis Nation comes together to honour Louis Riel who was executed on this day in 1885

Métis Flag Raised at all SIAST Campuses At 9am, the Métis flag was raised simultaneously at all four SIAST campuses across Saskatchewan to commemorate Louis Riel Memorial Day, a day that celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis people's interests.

Métis Flag to be Raised on SIAST Campuses The Métis flag will be raised at all four SIAST campuses to commemorate Louis Riel Memorial Day on Monday.Louis Riel Memorial Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis people's interests."Education plays a key role in building a strong personal

Louis Riel Relay Days at Batoche National Historic Site Friends of Batoche Historic Site is pleased to announce a new weekend activity for the whole family taking place this summer at the Batoche National Historic Site.  Louis Riel Relay Days will take place on Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21.

Family support made a big difference for grads Larissa Burnouf worked full-time, taking care of her two children while completing law school. Photo Supplied Perseverance and a strong support system are key to achieving education goals, say two recent graduates.

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Road Allowance theme of new children, youth literature   Katherena Vermette, author of A Girl Called Echo: Road Allowance Era. Photo by Lohit Jagwani It's a dark part of Canadian history, marked by poverty and oppression, that two writers

Bell the Honoured Guest of Gallery, Museum Opening A long awaited Métis art gallery and museum was opened by the artists that fill its walls and likely the most famous bell in Canada. Gabriel Dumont Institute held several days of commemoration around Louis Riel Day by opening their new museum and art showcasing the new Christi

Op-ed: Summer time & the livin' is easy The best time to be in Saskatchewan is July. Graduates have graduated, the crop is in the field, kids are out of school and the weather is just so good. Those lucky enough head out to the lake to camp or tend to the cabin

Time for Macdonald statue to be removed from Regina park, activists say Left to Right Jewell Laframboise, Laila Bellegarde, Jovell Bellegarde, Star Andreas, Kerry Bellegarde-Opoonechaw stand outside Regina City Hall. Andres and Bellegarde-Opoonechaw are petitioning for the removal of the John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria Park.

St. Michael's Choir singing the Métis National Anthem St. Michael's student choir singing the Métis National Anthem on Louis Riel Day. It was an emotional and historic morning at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. People gathered for the raising of the Métis flag to honour Louis Riel on the 130th anniversary of his passing.

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Series aims to provide more accurate historical account of Canada Many elementary and high school students get a white-washed or partial version of the story in their Canadian history class, and Julian Black Antelope, owner of Herd of 1 Media, wants to change that with his new show The Secret History of the Wild West. “When

Bridge name shortlist offers interesting choices A committee of Métis and First Nation leaders, Elders and City of Saskatoon representatives have chosen two historical figures and two Cree words as potential names for the North Commuter Parkway (NCP) Bridge.  

Op-ed: Honouring our veterans Indigenous men and women have been contributing to the protection of our country for hundreds of years. There have been an estimated 12,000 First Nation, Métis or Inuit people that have served Canada in wars and in peace missions around the world. We know

Métis culture proudly on display at Saskatoon’s WDM Friday September 28th kicked off the first annual three-day Métis Cultural Days at Saskatoon’s Western Development Museum. Initiated by the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc (CUMFI) to celebrate its 25th anniversary, over 1500 school children were in attendance, many sporting orange shirts in recognition of Orange Shirt Day. Hundreds

Op-ed: Let's reflect on the good of 2015 The end of the year is always exhausting as people often plan life around the highs and lows of the 12 months of the calendar with Christmas always being the big reward at the end of the year. This year was a challenging one in

Education holds the key to success, says SIAST student Michelle Bigwolf is one busy woman with many part-time jobs. She enrolled at SIAST to get her Adult 12 Basic Education. While studying, she was elected president of the SIAST Kelsey Aboriginal Student Association for 2012 - 2013 and at the same time was raising three young children.

Storytelling links Métis culture, family history, & career Storyteller Wilfred Burton with other storytellers, Anne Patton (left) and Sherry Farrell Racette

Maria Campbell, not your typical Q&A When you walk into Maria Campbell’s house, it is easy to figure out she is a legend. In a row on the floor are the awards. Order of Canada. Saskatchewan Order of

Annual Métis Cultural Days champions community What an event. The Second Annual Métis Cultural Days hosted by CUMFI Métis Local once again packed the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon for three straight days of Métis culture and community building. Last year, the event won a national award from the Indigenous Tourism Association so the pressure

Fitness tips from Fitness 2J2: Working your core Tansi, and Edlanet’e, hoping this column is finding you in a great place this summer, and you are staying active to the best of your ability. I started writing this article back at the end of May just after the Sask Marathon, now July find myself finishing it on

Metis veteran numbers undocumented by Canadian military During the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War, Métis men and women from across the Métis Nation enlisted in the Canadian military in large numbers.  The National Métis Veterans Monument in Batoche has the names

National Indigenous Peoples Day history and trivia quiz 2019 Time to once again test your knowledge of Indigenous history and trivia in this territory. The quiz is a bit tough in places and screamingly easy in others. Grab a friend and a pencil and take some time and see who is the real trivia master in your house.

Op-ed: Indigenous students finally seeing themselves reflected in their teachers   Several Métis women were honoured at the CUMFI Métis Days. These educators were among them and are all alumni or a student of SUNTEP and are leading or soon to be leading Métis educators. From left, student Autumn Larose-Smith, SUNTEP faculty

Louis Riel Relay Days & Kidfest July 6, 2019 2019-04-15 00:00:00

Comment: Our Role Models In the memories of the old ones and in the pages of the history books lie many stories. If Hollywood is looking for good stories for a movie, the historical Western Plains region is a good place to look. It is also a good place to look for

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Take our annual National Indigenous Peoples Day history and trivia quiz 1. How many First Nations were deemed “Rebellion Bands” after the 1885 Resistance at Batoche? a. 10 b. 20 c. 26 d. 3

Order of Gabriel Dumont Medals honour distinguished persons Photo by John Lagimodiere Fiddler John Acand, Metis National Council President Clem Chartier, Q.C., and Metis Justice Institute director Lawrence Barkwell are to receive the Order of Gabriel Dumont’s highest award.  

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates Indigenous cultures with new mural Mural painted by Calgary artist Anna Krop helps to create a sense of belonging for Indigenous students

Publishers’ notes October 2021 One of the benefits of a career in the media is getting to meet a multitude of impressive people from all walks of life. I met Brian Gallagher early in my career.

Louis Riel and Métis Veterans Honour Day November 16, 2018 2018-11-12 00:00:00

Solemn anniversary of 1885 Battleford hangings marked at Wanuskewin On November 27th, people gathered at Wanuskewin to commemorate the 133rd anniversary of the public hanging of eight Indigenous men at Fort Battleford in 1885. Known to colonial history as “the perpetrators of the Frog Lake Massacre” for the deaths of six white men including a corrupt Indian Agent

Filmmakers strive to ignite Métis spirit by telling their stories 100métis.ca = 100 videos / 100 days / 100 youth  Augustine Abraham

Education gap focus of La Ronge youth's presentation to the Senate When Modeste McKenzie sat down with Canadian senators on Parliament Hill on June 7, he was quick with a joke. McKenzie, whose presentation followed that of a young woman who sang in her Mi’kmaq language, said, “That is a hard act to follow but I am

Indigenous history and trivia quiz Welcome to our annual National Indigenous Peoples Day history and trivia quiz. We have scoured the archives in the arts, sports, politics and history and have 25 questions

Poundmaker seeks clemency for its namesake chief While the fight to have treaty rights recognized is a continual battle for First Nations across Canada, Poundmaker Cree Nation has taken on the added task of exonerating its namesake chief in its quest for justice. This year band council members wrote a letter to Prime

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Louis Riel Cup Co-ed Softball Slo-Pitch Tournament CLICK HERE for more information on the Métis Nation - Saskatchewan website. SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2021 2021-08-25 09:06:00

Louis Riel Day, CUMFI Come & Go Lunch and PRIZE Bingo November 16, 2017 2017-11-14 00:00:00

Preview: Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show ‘a spectacle’ Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show has burst onto the scene at Persephone Theatre. Co-produced by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre and La Troupe du Jour, the ten-actor extravaganza provides an action-packed spectacular exploring major historical Métis figures.  Krystle Pederson, who plays a Métis woman named Madeleine, says

Virtual concert honours Métis veterans Donny Parenteau (left) and Jess Lee perform at the Métis Veterans Memorial Monument in Batoche. Photos: Peter Beszterda and Karen Shmon, copywrite GDI Eight years ago, Métis singer/songwriter Donny Parenteau assembled a

New Faculty Member in U of S Native Studies Dept There is a new member of the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Native Studies. Adam Gaudry, a Métis from Ontario with family roots in Sioux Narrows on Lake of the Woods, recently joined the faculty. Before moving to Saskatoon, he held a

Op-Ed: Well done, Chief McKnight Treaty Commissioner and Honourary Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Chief Bill McKnight and George E. Lafond of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation who became Treaty Commissioner in 2012 following McKnight, shared a moment at the 2012 Wanuskewin powwow. John Lagimodiere

CUMFI celebrates 25 years of serving community Saskatoon’s Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) has celebrated 25 years of contributions to the city and residents, and at the end of September, held a three-day Métis Cultural days celebration at

National Aboriginal Day Quiz Scroll to the bottom for the answer key! 1) Who was likely the first person to speak Swampy Cree in the Saskatchewan Legislature? Brain Duck

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Sask Polytechnic celebrates National Aboriginal Day With more than 18 per cent of the total student population identifying as Indigenous, it is the responsibility of everyone at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to help Indigenous students have an equal opportunity to succeed. In the 2014/15 academic year Indigenous student enrolments have increased six

Public invited to opine on future of John A Macdonald statue Artist David Garneau confronted the statue of John A Macdonald dressed as Riel’s ghost during a public demonstration several years ago. The statue is now down and a discussion on his permanent home is beginning. Photo by John Lagimodiere

Op-ed: No better time to be Indigenous in SK I always say that it’s never been a better time to be an Indigenous person in Saskatchewan. All the good news and events in May and June so far are evidence of that. Lots of things are lining up. Thank goodness for the Calls to Action from the Truth