Town of Milton raises Métis flag in honour of Louis Riel Day
Milton Council members recently participated in the Town’s first-ever Métis flag-raising on Louis Riel Day.
“We made history,” said Sameera Ali, Town Councillor and official candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in Milton on Twitter, adding that it was an honour to be part of the occasion.
Councillor Ali was joined by Milton Mayor Gordon Krantz, Councillor Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council, Mr. William Bessette as well as other members of the Métis Council.
We made history!
An absolute honour to be part of Milton's first ever Métis flag raising on #LouisRielDay.
I was joined by Mayor Krantz, Mr. William Bessette (Councillor MNO Grand River Métis Council) and other members of the Metis Council on this auspicious occasion. pic.twitter.com/8OjxNhkaRO
— Councillor Sameera Ali 🇨🇦🌺 (@ClrSameeraAli) November 16, 2021
Louis Riel Day is held annually on Nov. 16 across the Métis homelands in honour of Louis Riel, who was a politician that represented the interests of the Métis people.
Photo: Councillor Ali’s Twitter page