Before we introduce why Riel returned to Canada we must understand why he left. Riel fled Canada due to his participation in committing a crime. Before Riel fled he had killed a man, this is the main reason as to why he left. After Riel fled 4 men, one who is Gabriel Dumont, a buffalo hunter, had found their way on a journey to locate Riel. This journey took place because the Metis Louis had left behind were conscious on their surviving levels as well as their rights, they needed a leader which is where Riel comes along the lines. As Riel completely changed his environment(now in Montana) his Metis brothers and sisters believed he was best to lead them once more back on their original home with Riel. Riel had lead a protest against the federal government and succeeded, so once the Metis were placed in the situation where they were in need of a leader, they turned to Louis Riel, believing he was able to lead them once again. Once Riel returned he led the Metis into protest. He created a petition for the federal government in December, as they responded 2 months later, they had promised things were going to be looked into but Riels people had doubted the words coming from the government.