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Celebrating Louis Riel Day and Family Day

February 15, 2021

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Today is Louis Riel Day (and Family Day) and we figured we'd continue on our tradition of, instead of forcing you to listen to us, we'd redirect you to some amazing resources developed by our partners and allies across Turtle Island.

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." - Louis Riel, July 4, 1885

Therefore, without further ado, here are our recommendations for some solid Louis Riel/Family Day reads, art, and stories!

LearnMichif was an initiative by Jeff Ward of Animikii early in 2003. Jeff saw the need for on-line Michif language instruction and built a basic web page based on the existing body of work done by Norman Fleury, Peter Bakker, Heather Souter, Pemmican Publications, and many, many other people. It wasn't until 2005 that he approached the Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) to partner and produce a website that would engage, educate and revive the Métis language. In 2006, MYBC, Ry Moran & Jeff Ward put together a plan to take to the next level. 

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What else should we be reading this year? 

Send us your suggestions for books, blog posts and resources on Twitter @animkii or on Facebook.

February 15, 2021

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