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Media Advisory – Métis Nation of Ontario

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201860 Views

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 – On November 16, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across Ontario are commemorating Louis Riel, the Métis leader who was executed by the Canadian Government, for leading the Northwest Resistance in defense of Métis rights. The MNO is holding the provincial Louis Riel Day Ceremony at Queen’s Park from 11:00 am -12:15 pm/ Highlights of the ceremony will include:

  • Address by Margaret Froh, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Greetings from Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
  • Greetings from Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Greetings from Kathleen Wynne, Liberal MMP for Don Valley West
  • Greetings from Sol Mamakwa, NDP MMP for Kiiwetinoog
  • Greetings from Rick Nicholls, Deputy Speaker of the Ontario Legislature
  • Greetings from Jordi Playne, Métis youth representative
  • Address by Jean Teillet, a Métis lawyer and descendent of Louis Riel

Note: MNO President Froh will be available for media interviews prior to and following the event.

More information including complete agendas for all activities can be found at: http://www.metisnation.org/louis-riel-day-new/

For further information: Melissa Murray, MNO News Service and Social Media Coordinator, 613-402-7453

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Métis Nation of Ontario – Provincial Louis Riel Day Events

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