The Manitoba act has been created and now this is the province of Manitoba
Louis Riel Giving the People a Voice
They will hear our voices! Discrimination is wrong!
Land surveyors were trying to take the land to resurvey it in square lots as the government had wanted. Louis Riel formed a militant group to stop the land surveyors from entering and surveying the land.
Louis Riel Tried to Negotiate with the Canadian Government
When will this all end?
Louis Riel is a father of confederation since he did help the Metis people form the province of Manitoba with the Manitoba act (which Manitoba ended up joining confederation).
Louis Riel Preserves the Metis Culture
During both of the rebellions, Louis Riel fought against the government so that they could hear the voices of the people they were ignoring. He did anything to let the government hear their voices.
Louis Riel Fights for all
He will fight for us!
Not only will I fight for the Metis, but I will also for all who are discriminated. Like the First Nations!
Louis Riel did anything to defend the Metis people. He tried to negotiate with people from the government, but they neglected him. As I said before, he gave the people a voice.
I tried negotiating with the government but they ignored me. Don't worry, I will keep fighting for you.
Louis Riel not only defended the Metis but he also wanted to help preserve their culture. When the Manitoba act was created, it allowed two official languages (English and French) and two religious schools (Protestant and Roman Catholic).
Not only do I want to protect the Metis, but I want to preserve their culture. That's why in Manitoba, I made the official laguage English and French, and the religons Roman Catholic and Protestant.
Louis Riel protected the people who lived in the Red River settlement, which wasn’t just the Metis. The Red River settlement had maybe some first nations and other cultures in the mix. Louis Riel didn’t ignore them and gave them a voice to speak up too.