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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 Week 2015 Activities

Each year, on November 16th, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. This ceremony symbolizes the commitment Métis people share in striving for and promoting the visions of Louis Riel and is one of the most important dates on the Métis calendar.

Métis Nation of Alberta Supports Education Initiatives at Symposium

Edmonton, AB – October 8, 2015 Métis Nation of Alberta President (MNA), Audrey Poitras and Métis Nation of Ontario President (MNO), Gary Lipinksi were present at the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Education Symposium, which kicked off last night in Edmonton.

2015 Métis Youth Conference Leads to Métis Nation of Alberta Youth Council

Alberta Métis Youth experienced a first-hand lesson in governance this past weekend by presenting a general resolution before the Métis Nation of Alberta General Assembly to create a Métis Youth Council. The resolution was a direct result of lessons learned and a passionate discussion during Friday’s Rupertsland Institute 2015 Métis Youth Gathering.

Rupertsland Institute Presents First Alumni Gathering

Former recipients of Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Nation of Alberta Labour Market Development program gathered in Edmonton, Alberta during the MNA Annual General Assembly to celebrate their shared accomplishments. Rupertsland Institute also used the event to announce its intentions to create a formal alumni association.

MEF Endowments at Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College and the Métis Education Foundation celebrated the creation of a $200,000 Special Purpose Fund for Métis students attending Northern Lakes College. The gift from the Métis Education Foundation along with a contribution from Northern Lakes College will allow the fund to distribute awards and bursaries over a 15 year period to Métis students.

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.