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Established in 2010, as an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Rupertsland Institute (RLI) was incorporated as a non-profit (Part 9) company under the Alberta Companies Act and:

  • Is governed by a professional Board of Governors comprised of representatives from the Métis business community, University of Alberta, other academia, industry and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Provincial Council;
  • Is accountable to its sole shareholder – the Métis people of Alberta – as represented by the MNA Provincial Council;
  • Sets the standard for transparency and accountability while carrying out the education, training and research mandates entrusted to it by the MNA; and
  • Has a vision of a skilled, knowledgeable, self-reliant Métis Nation.

Board of Governors

Audrey Poitras

President, Métis Nation of Alberta

Acting Chair and Ex-Officio MNA Member

Lawrence Gervais

Vice President, Region 3 Métis Nation of Alberta

Ex-Officio MNA Member

Dr. Laura Beard

Associate Vice President (Research), University of Alberta

Ex-Officio University of Alberta Member

Dr. Chris Andersen

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Ex-Officio University of Alberta Member

Mark McCallum

Vice President, Athabasca Minerals Inc.

Private Sector & Métis Member

Preston Huppie

Teacher, James Fowler High School

Métis Member

Maureen Moneta

Vice President, Finance and Operations, University of Alberta Hospital

Métis Member