Métis flag-raising


Sam Odrowski

Mayor Roy Avis, left, Ed Lucier, a Métis representative from Manitoba, Sunset Country Métis president Brady Hupet, and mayor-elect June Caul held up a Métis flag in front of the Civic Centre on Friday to mark Louis Riel Day. A flag-raising ceremony followed. Nov. 16 is the anniversary of Riel’s execution that took place in 1885. Louis Riel Day is held to commemorate his life, as well as to celebrate the Métis peoples’ culture and heritage.