This factsheet highlights the ongoing history of Louis Riel's trial for treason following the Red River resistance and Battle of Batoche. The factsheet notes historic and contemporary legal arguments for why Louis Riel's actions were not treasonous and speaks to current day debates on the best way to honour Riel's legacy.
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