Canada’s Sesquicentennial, 2017, will recognize 150 years since the initial confederation led to the country of Canada. The legacy of 150 years is the Canada of today.
Reconciliation Canada and the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission tell us reconciliation is necessary to bury but not forget the scars of the past, building new relationships on a foundation of openness, dignity, understanding and hope.
The execution of Louis Riel in 1885 was Canada’s great divide. Restitution must include the question of Louis Riel’s proper place in the Canadian Confederation. Open dialogue is needed moving beyond the narrow perspectives of the past where Riel and the struggles of the Métis were seen as a “primitive response to the onset of civilization” or “English vs. French” or “West vs. East”
The BC Métis Federation is calling on all Canadians to join us in seeking restitution for Louis Riel – Canada’s Aboriginal Father of Confederation.
PLEASE JOIN IN A SYMPOSIUM ON THE EXONERATION OF LOUIS RIEL
November 14th-16th, 2015
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