Stamp Honours Louis Riel, 150th Anniversary of Red River Resistance

Stamp Honours Louis Riel, 150th Anniversary of Red River Resistance

Red River Resistance Stamp
Red River Resistance stamp (CNW Group/Canada Post)

WINNIPEG — Canada Post has unveiled a postage stamp to mark the 150th anniversary of the historic Red River Resistance.

The stamp was introduced Wednesday with Manitoba Métis Federation officials at Upper Fort Garry.

“I am delighted by the many recent national acknowledgements of the Métis Nation,” said MMF president David Chartrand.

“Last month, on his 175th birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a new coin featuring a portrait of Louis Riel. Today, Canada Post today recognizes the visionary leadership of President Riel and the Métis leadership with this commemorative stamp.”

The stamp was designed by Paprika and illustrated by Gérard DuBois. Its image is based on two historical sources: an 1848 lithograph of Upper Fort Garry and a photograph of Louis Riel and his provisional government taken in 1870.

Canada Post worked closely with the Métis National Council throughout the stamp’s development. The stamp is now available at local post offices.



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