Peterborough commemorates Louis Riel Day

All Our Relations Métis Drum Circle performs during the
MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council’s
Louis Riel Celebration Lunch at the Canadian Canoe
Museum in Peterborough on Nov. 18. Click here to view
a larger version of this picture.

Submitted by Christa Lemelin, MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council Chair

In honour of Louis Riel Day, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council hosted a Louis Riel Celebration Lunch on Nov. 18 at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. 

Attendees included MNO citizens, family and friends of the community, as well as special guests Dawn Lavell-Harvard and Betty Carr-Braint of Trent University (First Peoples House of Learning), Peterborough City Councilor Keith Riel, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra and staff from the public and catholic school boards.

The celebration consisted of a wonderful feast of bison and venison and entertainment by All Our Relations Métis Drum Circle, formed by women from the MNO Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council, and a fiddling/banjo duo of Luke Mercier and Lotus Wight. 

Guests also had the opportunity to tour the museum, and get a viewing of Louis Riel's concertina that was graciously brought to the event by Susan Neale of the Peterborough Museum and Archives.  

Posted: Nov. 26, 2018

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