Riel honoured by governments who would have labelled him traitor

first_imgAPTN National NewsWednesday marked an important anniversary for Canada’s Metis people.On Nov. 16, 1885, after a summary trial, Louis Riel was hanged for treason.Now, 126 years later, he’s recognized as one of the great figures of Canadian history.And in one of those twists of history, he’s being honoured by some of the same governments who would have once called him a traitor.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson explains.last_img

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