Batoche, SK

(continuer en français)

In 1885, Canada is a young country (1867) still seeking its identity. For many, it would require unifying around the English language and Anglo-Saxon culture, and there was no question of an inclusive approach at the time. With the Indian Act of 1869, the limitations on Métis rights after 1870, and the prohibition of French-language education, the federal government intends to enforce the laws passed in Ottawa. In the face of the Métis uprising, joined by some Aboriginal people, 5,000 military troops are deployed in Saskatchewan, a thousand march on Batoche with cannons.

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