Georgian honours Louis Riel
November 14, 2013

A fiddler in a Métis sash plays for a seated audience

The Indigenous Resource Centre at the Barrie Campus marked Ontario’s Louis Riel Day on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Louis Riel was the founder of Manitoba and a Métis politician who fought for Métis rights, culture and homelands.

The Niwijiagan (peer mentor) team, in partnership with the Infinite Reach program, hosted a special remembrance luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Guests enjoyed buffalo stew, bannock and live music from fiddle player John Miller.

A similar celebration is planned for the Owen Sound Campus on Friday, Nov. 15.