‘THE NORTH-WEST IS OUR MOTHER’ The Story of Louis Riel’s People – The Métis Nation With Jean Teillet, author, lecturer, Indigenous rights lawyer

Next Presentation in the Lieutenant-Governor’s Conversations & Celebrations Series of
Free Public Events Celebrating Manitoba’s Ceremonial Home

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House throughout 2018. Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program continues throughout 2019. The next event will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Government House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the commemorations of the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel on Oct. 22, 1844, our very special guest for the October event will be Vancouver author, lawyer and Indigenous rights lawyer Jean Teillet, great grand-niece of Louis Riel. Ms Teillet will speak about her new book, The North-West Is Our Mother. The lieutenant-governor is grateful to be able to host Ms Teillet through the support of the Government of Canada’s Commemorate Canada grant program. The presentation will be in English only and guests will be given opportunity to ask questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector. Her vision for Conversations and Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.

“It has been an absolute joy to welcome so many Manitobans into our ceremonial home, many for the first time.” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “People are leaving Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and beyond, and inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. most often on the second Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Registration is now open and is limited to 120 guests. There is no cost to attend.

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Media inquiries only: Kate Gameiro – 204-945-2752