Louis Riel: FirebrandBook - 2007-01-05
A fiery activist, Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. Once considered an outlaw, in 1992 the House of Commons declared him a founder of Manitoba.
Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. A fiery activist, he struggled against injustice as he saw it. He was a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal rights and land claims but was branded an outlaw in his own time. In 1885, he was executed for treason. In 1992, the House of Commons declared Riel a founder of Manitoba. November 16 is now designated Louis Riel Day in Canada.