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News

As an advocate for Métis education, training and research, Rupertsland Institute actively engages with the federal and provincial governments, educational institutions across Alberta and other stakeholders to further RLI’s goals.

Métis Scholar Awards Given to 27 Portage College Students

A special awards ceremony was held at Portage College in Lac La Biche on Feburary 23, 2018, where 27 Métis students of the college received Métis Scholar Awards from the Métis Education Foundation (MEF). MEF is a charitable organization established by the Métis Nation of Alberta, aiming to positively impact the number of Métis students pursuing or completing a post-secondary education.

Structural Assessment – Stakeholder Survey

Rupertsland Institute has commissioned a study to examine the alignment of RLI’s organizational structure with its mandate, mission and vision. The first phase of the review requires extensive data collection and consultations with RLI’s key stakeholders including members of the Métis community.

New Agreement, New Future

November 16th will now have new meaning for the Métis people of Alberta. This day has always held significant importance for the Métis as the day that Louis Riel was hanged for defending the rights and culture of Métis people in 1885.

Rupertsland Institute – RLI Structural Assessment

Information Meeting: November 16, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Proposal Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 – 5:00pm Alberta Time Project Completion: March 31, 2018 About Rupertsland Institute The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is incorporated as a Section 9 non-profit company and appears in the Alberta Corporate Registry (2010) as Rupertsland Institute Métis Centre of Excellence.

Rupertsland Institute – Data Collection System

Background Rupertsland Institute (RLI) was incorporated as a not for-profit company in 2010. RLI is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and carries a triple mandate in education, training and research. A professional Board of Governors representing academia, government, the Métis community and members of the MNA Provincial Council govern the organization, and RLI reports on results to the federal and provincial government as required by the respective funding agreements.

Métis Entrepreneurship Workshop Edmonton

Tuesday, Feb. 28th & Wednesday, Mar. 1st 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton 17610 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB Do you have a business idea that you’d like to pursue? Do you need help expanding your existing business?

Métis Entrepreneurship Workshop Lethbridge

Wednesday, Feb. 8th & Thursday, Feb. 9th 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Best Western Plus Lethbridge 209 41 St, Lethbridge, AB Do you have a business idea that you’d like to pursue? Do you need help expanding your existing business?

Rupertsland Institute funds education & training leading to Employment.

WE CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MÉTIS STUDENTS: Entering the final two semesters of a university degree, a college diploma or a technical institute program; Entering any period of technical training in a Registered Apprenticeship Trade; Note: The financial contribution for eligible clients may include tuition, mandatory books and supplies and income support.

Métis Entrepreneurship Workshop

Tuesday, January 31st & Wednesday, February 1st 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 1316 33 St NE, Calgary, AB Do you have a business idea that you’d like to pursue? Do you need help expanding your existing business?

David Andre Boisvert, 1949 – 2016

David Andre Boisvert, 66 years of age, beloved husband of Deanna (LaJambe) and uncle of Brooke passed away August 9, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. David was born November 5, 1949 near Somerset Manitoba. Predeceased by parents Albert and Denise (Labossiere), David also leaves to mourn four younger brothers Richard (Dorothy), Phillipe, Robert and Edgar, sisters-in law Lorette (Tony) George, Veronica LaJambe, Theresa LaJambe and brother-in-law Derek (Heather) LaJambe.