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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.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On September 19, 2014, Rupertsland Institute staff participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as nominated by former staff member Wayne Morin. Together, Rupertsland Institute staff raised over $1097 for ALS Canada and nominated Audrey Poitras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Rupertsland Institute Releases Study Linking Education Gap to Billions lost to Provincial Economy

Edmonton AB, March 4, 2014 – The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is proud to release the “Bridging the Aboriginal Education Gap in Alberta” report. Authored by internationally recognized economist and statistician Eric Howe, the study measures the economic impact of the education gap in the lifetime earning potential of Aboriginals people in the province.

Rupertsland Institute To Release Study on Aboriginal Education Gap

Rupertsland Institute Releases Study Linking Aboriginal Education Gap to Billions of Dollars Lost to the Provincial Economy The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is holding a press conference to announce the release of a study by the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR), and Dr.

Government of Canada Invests in Research on Labour Market Issues

Reprinted from the Government of Canada – Social Sicences and Humanities Research Council site (Ottawa, September 9, 2013) — The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced investments in research that will help expand our understanding of labour market issues in Canada.

Lethbridge College Métis Education Foundation Announcement

Métis Education Foundation gives $500,000 for student awards at Lethbridge College May 15, 2013 – Lethbridge College announced a $500,000 gift today from the Métis Education Foundation. The gift will be directed to fund Métis Student Awards at Lethbridge College, ensuring over $20,000 to be awarded annually through awards of $3,500 each and will start in the 2013-14 school year.

Dr. Heather Devine – Métis Politics in Alberta

Dr. Heather Devine from the Department of History at the University of Calgary will be giving a hosted talk by the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research. Please find details below, with attached poster. “The Alberta Dis-Advantage: Métis Politics in Alberta” Date: Monday March 25th, 2013 Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Place: Pembina Hall, Room 2-06, University of Alberta

Rupertsland Institute Completes Alberta Métis Community Engagement Sessions

Rupertsland Institute – Métis Centre of Excellence hosted a series of community engagement sessions across Alberta to gather information on how it can better serve Métis citizens. The sessions, which took place between October and December of 2012 were held in eleven communities, and attracted participation from over 180 community members.

University of Calgary – New scholarships for Métis students

Métis students studying at the University of Calgary can now access $60,000 in new scholarship opportunities annually, thanks to the Métis Education Foundation and their establishment of a $750,000 endowment. The endowment is a testament to the Métis Education Foundation, its affiliate, the Rupertsland Institute, and their parent organization, the Métis Nation of Alberta, for their advocacy and support of Métis students pursuing post-secondary education.

Rupertsland Institute Signs Partnership with Alberta Health Services

EDMONTON – A partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Rupertsland Institute, Métis Centre of Excellence, will create new training and employment opportunities for Métis students studying a health-related field. The agreement was signed today by Dr. Chris Eagle, President and CEO and Alberta Health Services, and Tracy Friedel, Chair of the Rupertsland Institute Board of Directors.

Metis Nation of Alberta and University of Lethbridge Support Metis Students

On Wednesday, Jan 25th 2012, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the University of Lethbridge (U of L) announced a $1 million endowment fund for Métis students. The endowment was created by a donation of $500,000 from the MNA’s Métis Education Foundation (MEF), and matching contributions from the U of L and will be endowed in perpetuity as a $1 million fund that will be called “Métis Education Foundation – Métis Scholar Awards”.