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A Letter from Louis Riel, "Tres cher ami"

A previously unrecorded autograph letter of Louis Riel, written at a most important juncture of the first Red River Rebellion, a mere seven days after Riel's band of Metis rebels had captured Dr. Schultz and his party at Fort Garry and imprisoned them, and just six days after the publication of the famous Declaration of the Inhabitants of Rupert's Land.

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News & Updates

Season's Greetings!

Wishing everyone all the best this holiday season – perhaps you will be lucky enough to enjoy a sleigh ride in the snow! December 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's hoping you get to walk past a field of turkeys and pumpkins this Thanksgiving weekend! October 11, 2013

Le Courrier de l'ouest

Published from 1905 to 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, this newspaper was at one time the only French language newspaper created in Western Canada. (Alberta's Online Encyclopedia)

La Survivance

La Survivance was first published in 1928 and along with Le Franco-Albertain and Le Franco, represent the main weekly newspaper of the French community in Alberta. It offers an invaluable account of the francophone community.