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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.

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”.

Métis Nation of Alberta Appoints new Chair for the Rupertsland Institute

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracy L. Friedel as the Chair of the Rupertsland Institute Board of Governors. Dr. Friedel was appointed on February 8, 2012 by the MNA Provincial Council and will serve a five-year term effective immediately.

Métis Nation of Alberta and Mount Royal University Supports Métis students

On behalf of resident Métis citizens, the Métis Nation of Alberta and its partners at Mount Royal University announced yesterday that they have established a $500,000 endowment to support Métis students studying at Mount Royal University. “The most exciting aspect of this endowment is that it will exist in perpetuity for generations to come and that every year all interest earned by the fund will go to support Metis students at Mount Royal University” said Lorne Gladu, Chief Executive Officer of the Rupertsland Institute.

Rupertsland Institute Board of Directors Announcement and Open House

Edmonton — The Rupertsland Institute announces its inaugural Board of Governors and holds an open house for their new downtown office. Rupertsland Institute Métis Centre of Excellence is a section 9 non-profit company that was incorporated on July 8, 2010.

Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research launched at University of Alberta

Edmonton—The first academic centre of its kind in Canada, dedicated to Métis research, was announced today by the University of Alberta and the Rupertsland Institute. The Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research is the culmination of a decade-long partnership between the U of A and the Métis Nation of Alberta, and will co-ordinate and sustain academic research activity with and for Métis communities.