The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is holding the annual provincial Louis Riel Day ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto on November 16, 2017. All MNO citizens and the public are invited to attend. The agenda for the ceremony follows below. The ceremony will also be web broadcast via Facebook Live starting at 12:00 pm (noon). Click here to go to the MNO Facebook Page. The MNO is also partnering with the Law Society of Upper Canada to host “Métis Rights in Ontario: Historic Métis Communities and Métis Root Ancestors” on Louis Riel Day. This lecture will feature a number of prominent legal and historical experts on Métis rights.

Provincial Louis Riel Day Ceremony

12:00 pm Assemble outside of the Legislative Building

  • Procession led by fiddler Alicia Blore, MNO veterans, elders and Legion Colour Party
  • Raising the Métis Flag – MNO President Margaret Froh
12:10 pm Opening Prayer – Senator Renee Gravelle
12:15 pm Opening comments and introductions – MNO Chair France Picotte
12:20 pm Honourable Dave Levac – Speaker of the Ontario Legislature
12:25 pm Honourable David Zimmer – Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
12:30 pm Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce – Representative of Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
12:35 pm Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin – Representative of Ontario New Democratic Party
12:40 pm Paul Robitaille – Métis Youth Representative
12:45 pm Jean Teillet – Member of Louis Riel’s family
12:50 pm Margaret Froh – MNO President
12:55 pm Placing of the Wreath/ Moment of Silence
12:57 pm Closing remarks – Chair Picotte
1:15 pm Reception
Courtyard Marriott Hotel
475 Younge Street