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EVENT - Year of the Métis

On April 19, 2010 the Ontario Legislature declared...
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On April 19, 2010 the Ontario Legislature declared 2010 as the “Year of the Métis”. For the first time ever, a Minister of the Ontario Government rose in the House to greet the Legislative Assembly in the Michif language. This was historic as the resolution “recognizes and honours the distinct culture, identity and heritage of the Métis people in the province as well as the historic and ongoing contributions of the Métis in Ontario.” It was also passed in the same Ontario legislature that put a bounty on Louis Riel’s head in 1872. Over a hundred years later, Members of Provincial Parliament rose to acknowledge and pay their respects to Ontario Métis.

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