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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of a Great Metis Leader

November 16, 2011

For Immediate Release>
November 15, 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba

WINNIPEG- The Metis Government of Manitoba, along with members of the general public, will join together on November 16th and pay tribute to Manitoba's father of Confederation and founder of our province. That is the day that marks the death of this great Metis Leader, a man who sacrificed his life in pursuit of the freedoms that all Manitobans' enjoy today. It is especially significant that this particular commemoration takes place in: this "Year of The Metis Veteran."

"We welcome all Manitobans' to take part in this very special day and celebrate the memory, life and legacy of this truly remarkable man." said Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand. "In his 41 years of life, he was able to achieve social and political accomplishments on such a scale that he will always be regarded as an extremely important figure in Canadian history for all to remember"

November 16th, 2011

EVENT: Mass
TIME: 10:30 a.m
LOCATION: St. Boniface Cathedral

EVENT: Gravesite Ceremony
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: St. Boniface Cathedral

EVENT: Viewing of historical displays and presentations exploring the "Struggles, Challenges and Accomplishments of Louis Riel"
TIME: Noon-3:30p.m.
LOCATION: MMF Home Office (Winnipeg) 150 Henry Ave

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Metis Nation's Manitoba Metis Community.

For more information, please contact:

Frank Coyle, Director of Communications
Phone: (204) 586-8474 ext. 374
Cell: (204) 232-5737
E-mail: fcoyle@mmf.mb.ca


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