Louis Riel Day (MB)

Louis Riel Day Quick Facts

2020 DateFebruary 17, 2020
2021 DateFebruary 15, 2021
Louis Riel Day (MB)

Louis Riel Day History

Louis Riel Day in the Canadian Province Manitoba commemorates the Canadian Politician and the Founder. Riel was also the leader of a native tribe called the Metis people of the Canadian prairies. He formed two rebellions against Canada in order to preserve the cultural rights of the native tribe. In the winter of 1869, Riel formed a government and presented Canada with a Bill of Rights. On May 12, 1870, the Bill of Rights became the Manitoba act which formed the province and protected French language rights.

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