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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 

Father Of Confederation - LOUIS RIEL - Was Killed By The Government Of Canada 125 Years Ago Today

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125 years ago - at the North West Mounted Police barracks in Regina, the government of Canada executed a father of Confederation because he was not white ... was not an English speaking Conservative and because he dreamed of national equity for Canada's Metis and First Nations peoples.

Elected by his constituents three times in federal elections, he was never allowed to take his seat in the Canadian House of Commons.

History is written by the victors of war and in the case of the Metis people, official Canadian history does a disservice to this great leader.

Louis David Riel should be recognized for his role in the creation of the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His legacy speaks of the racism inherent in Canada's creation and ongoing fabric. He was a great man. He was a great Canadian.

-Ceremony held in Winnipeg at Riel's grave to mark 125th anniversary ..

-Riel sur le chemin de la reconciliation ...

... en francais ...


Regina Louis Riel Vigil details:
Time: 16 November · 16:30 - 19:00
Location: Optimist Park/RCMP Barracks
Sponsored by: Regina Riel Metis Council Inc. (Regina Metis Local)
We will gather at Optimist Field located at Dewdney Avenue and Empress Street between 4:30 and 5:00 pm, from there we will walk towards the RCMP Barracks.
-For more information please call Jennifer McGillis at 541-7762 (RRMC)
-Our Louis Riel Vigil is open to Metis and Non-Metis people.

-UPDATE: Photos of Regina Vigil ...

And Peter Goldring's head explodes.

Peter Goldring is a racist. That only makes the fact that he is a fascist that much worse. Tell him to sue me.

Thank you for reminding us all of this very important piece of Canadian history. And yes, Riel should be given credit for his part in Confederation. But I guess 125 years later, the Canadian Government is still covering up one of the worst mistakes in it's history.
btw, Love the "I don't Care for Stephen Harper" photo. Someone could make a lot of bucks on the web with that.

Thank you Buckdog.

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