MULTIMEDIA: Bell of Batoche focus of celebrations in Saskatchewan
The bell known as 'Marie Antoinette' was the highlight of the Back to Batoche festival.
After 128 years, the bell of Batoche returned to its home on the weekend.
The bell, also known as Marie Antoinette, was the highlight of this year's Back to Batoche festival.
The bell is a fixture in Métis history. In 1885 Canadian soldiers took the bell to Millbrook, Ontario.
In 1991, the bell was taken from a Royal Canadian Legion Hall and for two decades the location of the bell was a mystery.
During the Back to Batoche festival Billyjo DeLaRonde revealed that he and four others took the bell from the Millbrook Legion in order to give it back to Métis people.
The bell is now expected to be housed at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface, a Winnipeg museum dedicated to Francophone and Métis culture.
With files from CBC's Peter Mills