Louis Riel Day event to feature Giller winner Joseph Boyden

The Law Society of Upper Canada in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario presents an event to mark the 126th anniversary of Louis Riel Day

By Ryan Starr

On Thursday November 10th, 2011

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Giller Prize-winning author Joseph Boyden will be the main attraction at an event next Wednesday to mark the 126th anniversary of Louis Riel Day.

 The event — presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario — will include a reading by Boyden from his book Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont, part of the “Exceptional Canadian” series from Penguin Canada.

There will also be a panel discussion: “Canada and Riel’s People: Promises Made, Promises Kept?” The panel will provide updates on legal developments for Métis people, including the Manitoba Métis Federation case. Guest speakers will be Jean Teillet, a partner with Pape Salter Teillet; Jason Madden, counsel with JTM Law and Jim Aldridge, a partner at Rosenbloom & Aldridge.

The event is next Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. at the Law Society (130 Queen Street West). The program is free, but registration must be completed by Friday, Nov. 11. Register by email at equityevents@lsuc.on.ca or by telephone at 800-668-7380 ext 3413 or 416-947-3413.