Louis Riel

Why he is a hero...

Standing up for his people...

Louis Riel protected the rights of the Metis

and the citizens of the Red River Settlement.

This was due to the interference of the Canadian

Government who bought the Red River from

The Hudson's Bay Company. The ownership of the land would be lost by the Metis so Riel decided to negotiate with the Canadian Government. He discussed new laws and terms that both the Red River and the Canadian Government would agree on.