Submitted by: Rachelle Brunelle-McColl, MNO Employment Developer

Students learn the importance of Louis Riel
(L-R) Anne Desroches and
Rachelle Brunelle-McColl standwith students at
the Louis Riel Day presentation.

On November 14, 2014, to recognize Louis Riel Day, a presentation and celebration were held at École publique Saint-Joseph in Penetanguishene. The presentation was made by Rachelle Brunelle-McColl, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Employment Developer, the MNO office in Midland and by Anne Desroches, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Pedagogical Counsellor with the school. They presented information to the students on the influence and impact Louis Riel has had for Métis rights. Teachers and students enjoyed the interactive presentation and appreciated the items on display that described Métis history and culture.