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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

Peel outage March 23rd

The Peel site will be down beginning at 7am (MDT) on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, as we do some re-indexing. Hopefully the re-indexing goes smoothly, and the site is up again by 8am (MDT). We apologize for the inconvenience! March 16, 2017

2015 Edmonton Folk Fest program now available online!

Take a trip down memory lane while you wait for this year's lineup to begin.
View all previous years here! August 4, 2016

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.