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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.

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.

Alberta’s Commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Alberta teachers given tools to advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and perspectives in the classroom 4898 To honour this government’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Alberta Education will provide teachers with professional development to ensure that all students learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit history, perspectives and contributions.

Partnership to Deliver Temporary Services for Ft. McMurray Evacuees

The Rupertsland Institute and Service Canada are working together to host services for those who are affected by the Ft. McMurray fire.  This includes assistance for those who are eligible for Employment Insurance through on-line applications which are fast-tracked for review and approval.

Historic Meeting of Rupertsland Institute, Employment & Social Development Canada & Service Canada

April 25, 2016, Edmonton, Alberta – Research, Policy and Strategic Partnerships The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) and representatives of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Service Canada (SC) held a highly productive meeting on Thursday, April 21st that included dialogue on a broad number of issues ranging from how the ongoing economic downturn has affected Métis people, to an analysis of the federal Aboriginal Skills Enhancement and Training Strategy (ASETS). 

Rupertsland Institute Reading Room Unveiled at MacEwan University

Rupertsland Institute CEO Lorne Gladu along with Audrey Poitras President of the Metis Nation of Alberta joined MacEwan University’s Dean of the School of Business Elsie Elford, Executive Director,  Amelia Canto Ellis, and Joanne Lieu, Senior Development Officer on March 22, 2016 for the unveiling of the Rupertsland Reading Room.

Métis Talks

Rupertsland Institute and University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies presents Métis Talks November 17, 2015 2-06 Pembina Hall 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join us for Lunch 12:00 pm, 2-06 Pembina Hall RSVP TO: Featuring: KINSCAPES Using the Digital Humanities to Track an In Situ Plains Métis Nation Dr.