One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post RED RIVER RESISTANCE Issue
2019 RED RIVER RESISTANCE First Day Cover
Mark the event that changed Manitoba’s history with this Official First Day Cover marking the Red River Resistance.
The Red River Resistance began as an assertion of Métis land and cultural rights at a time when the Canadian government was purchasing their traditional lands. Supporters formed a provisional government and, under the leadership of Louis Riel, negotiated with the Canadian government. The Métis’ “Bill of Rights,” outlining their terms for joining Confederation, formed the basis of theManitoba Act, which made Manitoba Canada’s the fifth province on July 15, 1870.
The stamp is cancelled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a mark inspired by the infinity symbol that holds special significance to the Métis people.