The House of Commons recognizes Louis Riel as a founder of Manitoba

A resolution is passed recognizing “the unique and historic role of Louis Riel . . . and his contribution in the development of Confederation.

Although his legacy has always been controversial, his status as a rebel, highlighted by many non-Métis historians and political scientists, has been largely replaced by that of a visionary whose principles resonate with many Métis and Canadians today.

Statue of Louis Riel in front of the Manitoba Legislature, sculpture made by Miguel Joyal.