It’s Louis Riel Memorial Day today (fri). Saskatchewan Polytechnic is raising the Metis flag at its four main campuses. Jason Seright, Director of Indigenous Strategy says, “Through these events, Sask Polytech is incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching, and learning on our campuses.” In Saskatoon, in addition to the flag raising at 9:15 this morning, there will be singing and fiddling performed by St. Michael’s Community School.
RCMP are marking Louis Riel day by raising the Metis flag outside its Regina headquarters. Police say it’s to recognize a longstanding relationship with the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan. The Flag raising is scheduled for 8 a.m.