St. Norbert

St. Norbert A Métis settlement since 1822, it was the centre of the early events connected with the Red River Resistance of 1869-70. The Métis, led by Louis Riel and supported by Father Noël-Joseph Ritchot, decided to oppose the Canadian annexation of the West without prior consultation with the original inhabitants of the settlement. Near the church stands the Riel-Ritchot monument, dedicated to the two men most responsible for the success of the resistance that led to the founding of Manitoba.