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July 21, July 24: The Metis: Keeping it Riel!

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When Riel Day was declared in Manitoba in 2007, it was greeted with both applause and derision. Some seeing him as a Metis hero, and some as a traitor who instigated a Metis rebellion against the nation of Canada.
Seems the Metis can still cause a stir.
We'll look at who they are, why they are, and what the future holds for those sash-wearing, flag-waving sons and daughters of the founding peoples.
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