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Governance

Established in 2010 as an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Metis Centre for Excellence was incorporated as a Section 9 company under the Alberta Companies Act on July 26, 2010 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

President, Region 3 Métis Nation of Alberta

Ex-Officio MNA Member

Dr. Chris Andersen

Dean, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
(Administrative leave July 2022-June 2023)

Ex-Officio University of Alberta Member

Dr. Laura Beard

Associate Vice President (Research), University of Alberta

Ex-Officio University of Alberta Member

Dr. Florence Glanfield, PhD

Vice-Provost, Indigenous Programming and Research, University of Alberta

RLI Board of Governors

Donna Mae Bell, MSW, RSW

Program Chair, NorQuest College and Donna Bell Consulting

RLI Board of Governors

Dr. Nathalie Kermoal

Acting Dean, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

Ex-Officio University of Alberta Member