Louis Riel Day

Who is Louis Riel? What did Louis Riel do? Why is Louis Riel a hero?

Louis Riel was 25 years old when he and other Red River Métis formed a provisional government and presented Canada with a bill of rights, which led to Manitoba entering Canada's Confederation with the 1870 Manitoba Act.

Today, Louis Riel is honoured as Manitoba's first Premier.

How Manitoba became a province

Print off our Louis Riel comic to learn about how Manitoba became a province. Make sure to colour it in, draw a matching comic square and send us a picture to communications@mmf.mb.ca.

Visit our events page for more information on Louis Riel Day celebrations, or Métis Minute to learn more about Louis Riel and the Red River Métis.

B300-150 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0J7

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