I’m having a holiday from work today because of Louis Riel Day.
Louis Riel (1844-1885) was part French and part aboriginal which is known as Metis. He became a leader of the Metis people, a politician and the founder of the province of Manitoba. In his time he was both hero and enemy but hind site is 20/20 and we have come to accept that Canada as we know it (especially the part I live in) was largely impacted by his life and we now see him as a forefather and political hero.
To learn more about Louis Riel go here.