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Riel/Real Story

Written by
John W. Friesen

Cover of Riel/Real Story

163 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888871824
$19.95 CA

163 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780888871800
$34.95 CA

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About the Book The Metis people of Canada are unique. Their origins emanate from a merger of two of the nation's founding peoples - resident Indians and immigrant French. Their development and formation into a distinct culture is intricately linked with the role of their revered leader, Louis Riel. This volume explores the Metis story from the perspective that they, like Canada´s other Native groups, have made a unique contribution to this country´s cultural mosaic.

About the Author John W. Friesen
John W. Friesen, a United Church minister at Alberta's Stoney Indian Reserve, is a man of God and a man of action. He has penned more than 30 books, including "The Riel/Real Story" (1994, Borealis), and "Aboriginal Spirituality and Biblical Theology: Closer Than You Think" (2000). He has holds degrees and diplomas from many post-secondary institutions, among them the University of Kansas and Trinity Theology Seminary, and teaches First Nations history and education at the University of Calgary.

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