Happy Louis Riel Day!
Many teachers continue to use the term rebellion when referring to Metis resistance and focus on Riel's sanity instead of what he was fighting for and why. The oppression of Metis people continues to be an untold story in most classrooms.
In honour of Riel here are two useful websites:
Gabriel DuMont virtural museum
Virtual Museum of Batoche
Louis Riel Day
- Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society
- University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
- The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.