Who Was Louis Riel
 He was born on October, 22, 1844. Louis was a Métis,
he was Métis because his Grandmother ( His fathers
mother) was a Dene aboriginal woman
 He was born in a Catholic family
 He had a high education
 He was a husband and father
 He was the leader of the Red River Resistance
Why I chose Louis Riel
 He made a huge contribution and impact to the way
Métis people are recognized today
 He had a huge impact on Manitoba joining
confederation
 He was a Canadian
 I’m a Métis
 Marriage and association relate me to him
My Family Connections
Family Tree
Jean
Baptiste
Julie Baptiste
/ Daughter of
Jean Baptiste
Louis Riel
/ Son of
Julie
Baptiste
Pierre T.
Lucier
Joseph
Baptiste
/ Son of
Jean
Baptiste
Josepht
Lucier
/ Daughter of
Pierre T.
Lucier
Relation By
Marriage
Toussaint
Lucier
/ Son of
Pierre T.
Lucier
Joseph Lucier
/ Son of Pierre
T. Lucier
Moise Lucier
/ Son of Joseph
Alex Lucier
/Son of Moise
Teresa Lucier
/ Daughter of
Alex
Cecile Abraham
/ Daughter of
Teresa
Garth Henry
/ son of Cecile
Lucienne Henry
/ Daughter of
Garth
My four
times great
grandfather
My four times
great aunt also
the woman who
connects my
family to Louis
Riel’s family
Moise Lucier
( My three
times great
grandfather
Alex Lucier
(My two times
great
grandfather)
Teresa Lucier
(My Great
Grandmother
Cecile
Abraham
(My
Grandma)
Garth
Henry
(My Dad)
Me (Lucienne
Henry )
My Three Main Points On
Why Louis Riel was an
Influential Person in History
 He had an impact on Manitoba joining confederation
 He was one of the first major influential Métis
leaders
 He helped make Métis recognized first nations
He Had an Impact on
Manitoba Joining
Confederation
 He wanted the colony to enter confederation with
institutions much like Quebec
 Riel demanded that Red River enter confederation
as a province, and that the local inhabitants
possessed the same rights as all Canadians
 This allowed for Manitoba to exercise constitutional
power in its own right
He Was One of The First
Major Influential Métis
leaders
 Louis is known as the father of Manitoba but he is
also known as the man who stood up for the rights
of the Métis people
 Louis Riel’s fight for equal rights for Métis allowed
him to become a symbol of leadership to many Métis
and non Métis individuals in that time and in the
modern day
 Louis showed that the preconceived idea of Métis
people as dirty unintelligent half breeds was wrong
He Helped Make Métis
Become Recognized First
Nations
 He believed that the French speaking Métis were
belonging to neither the French community nor the
native community, he believed that they were their
own nation.
 Louis Riel pushed strongly for land rights and
received them in the form of script.
 Because the government of Canada, acknowledged
the Métis and gave them script it was an
acknowledgment that they were a native people
His Major
Contribution
His Major Contribution was his
hand in Manitoba joining
confederation
Thank You!

Louis Riel presentation