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Batoche National Historic Site of Canada

History

Batoche was declared a National Historic Site in 1923 by the federal government under the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The initial focus of commemoration was the armed conflict between the Canadian government and the Métis provisional government in 1885. Batoche also commemorates the history of the Métis community of Batoche, home of Métis culture and heritage. Surviving portions of the Carlton Trail and river-lot system, and the roles of First Nations in the Northwest Rebellion/Resistance are also commemorated.