Henrietta Quok sits behind some of her bead and leather artwork at the Métis Nation Columbia River Society’s Louis Riel Day celebration and the Golden Museum. The celebration also included food

The Louis Riel Day celebrations took over the Golden Museum

The Métis Nation Columbia River Society gathered at the Golden Museum for food, fiddle playing and community connection.

Last Wednesday Golden, along with the rest of the province, marked Louis Riel Day with various celebrations.

The Métis Nation Columbia River Society gathered at the Golden Museum for food, fiddle playing and community connection.

It also provided people with the opportunity to learn more about Louis Riel and the Métis community.

The Victoria the Province acknowledged the importance of Louis Riel as one of the foremost historical Métis leaders by proclaiming Nov. 16 as Louis

Riel Day, and raising the Métis flag at the B.C. Parliament Buildings.

British Columbia is home to nearly 70,000 self-identified Métis people, the fourth-largest Métis population in Canada.

 

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