Métis Flag to be Raised on SIAST Campuses
- EFN Staff | November 16, 2013
The Métis flag will be raised at all four SIAST campuses to commemorate Louis Riel Memorial Day on Monday.
Louis Riel Memorial Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis people's interests.
"Education plays a key role in building a strong personal foundation and an inclusive community. Understanding history and the contributions made by everyone, for instance by celebrating Louis Riel Memorial Day, is a key ingredient in that foundationm" says Brian Gallagher, Aboriginal student advisor and event organizer.
The event is part of an initiative by the SIASt Aboriginal Student Achievement Plan, which focuses on increasing Aboriginal student success at SIAST. Almost 3,000 SIAST students declare themselves as having Aboriginal ancestry - more than any other Saskatchewan post-secondary institution, says SIAST.
The Métis flag will be raised at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Kelsey campus in Saskatoon, Palliser campus in Moose Jaw, Wascana campus in Regina, and Woodland campus in Prince Albert.