But Sara Riel was the first Métis Grey Nun in Saskatchewan. Sara married Henricus Riel on month day 1917… Early Life (Childhood) She was born on October 11, 1848, in St. Boniface, Red River Colony (now in Manitoba). Born at Red River in 1848, four years after her brother Louis, Sara was educated at the Sisters of Charity boarding school (popularly known as the Grey Nuns because of their habit). Sara Riel is the sister of Metis Leader Louis Riel, who joined the Grey Nuns as a novice in 1865 and 1868 became the first Métis Grey Nun from Red River. Sara M. "Sally" Riel 94, of Dover, died Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 in Hennis Care Centre at Dover. Born April 24, 1918 in East Liverpool, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Emmett James and She joined the Grey Nuns as a novice in 1865 and in 1868 became the first Métis Grey Nun from Red River. Sara Riel (born Bernhart), born 1892 Sara Riel (born Bernhart) 1892 Sara Riel (born Bernhart) was born on month day 1892, at birth place . Today, a charitable organization established by the Grey Nuns of … Sara Riel strove to empower Métis people and women through English-language and Catholic studies. Thus was the birth of Sara Riel Inc. How the name was chosen In 1977 the founding members of the board chose the name Sara Riel, after the first Métis Religious in the west. Sara, along with her brother Louis, attended the Grey Nuns School. Sarah Riel the sister of Métis leader Louis Riel was born October 11, 1848 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Her education and multilingual abilities made her a valuable mediator between conflicting cultures in the early Red River Colony. She could speak English, French, Cree and Michif and in 1871 was sent to Île-à-la-Crosse where her father Jean-Louis Riel was born. Genealogy for Sara Riel (1890 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.