November 16th is honoured annually as Louis Riel
Day across Canada. November 16th is the
anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution in 1885. Riel
is honoured and recognized for his fight for Métis
Rights. November 16th is also a day to celebrate
and acknowledge the dynamic and vibrant Métis
culture. Here is some information on how B.C.
marked Louis Riel day last year
Louis Riel Day2018
Louis Riel Silver Dollar
Did you know that the Canadian Mint recently
launched a new coin on the 175th anniversary of
Louis Riel’s birthday?
The coin was unveiled on October 22, 2019. The coin
was designed by Métis artist David Garneau, and is
the first coin to feature the Métis language, Michif.
Find out more about the design from the
and read the Métis Nation BC News Release
Watch a news clip from the unveiling here.