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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.

RLI Congratulates the 2022 Esquao Awards Recipients

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) congratulates all of the 2022 Esquao Awards recipients, including RLI’s Board of Governor, Dr. Florence Glanfield. The Esquao Awards are the largest gathering to honour Aboriginal Women in Canada. It is unique because the community nominates the women, and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) coordinates the ceremony to honour them.

Founding RLI CEO Lorne Gladu to receive an honorary degree from the U of A

Former Rupertsland Institute (RLI) CEO Lorne Gladu will receive one of the University of Alberta’s highest honours, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on June 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. As RLI’s founding CEO, Gladu’s stewardship of RLI’s triple mandate of education, training, and research has empowered many Métis citizens through innovative programs and services during his 25 years at the helm of RLI and its predecessor Métis Nation of Alberta Métis Labour Market Program.

Welcome Maureen Moneta, Senior Executive Officer

We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to our team at Rupertsland Institute. Effective January 31, 2022, Maureen Moneta joined the Executive Team Services as the Senior Executive Officer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and achieving the Chartered Accounting designation (now CPA) at Kingston Ross Pasnak Chartered Accounting firm, Maureen focused her career on the non-profit sector.

December 3, 2021 Deadline to Apply for MEF Métis Scholar Awards

MEF Métis Scholar Awards The Métis Education Foundation (MEF) offers two Métis Scholar Awards; the MEF Métis Scholar Award and the MEF Early Learning and Child Care Métis Scholar Award. The MEF Métis Scholar Award provides financial assistance and encourages achievements of Métis applicants in academic, artistic and athletic excellence.

Evening of Excellence

Celebrate educational and professional excellence within the Métis community from the comfort of home with RLI’s Evening of Excellence. This archived video includes special performances by Métis fiddler Brianna Lizotte and Alberta’s own, Terri Clark!

Welcome Aboard!

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is proud to announce that John Beke and Candice Foreman will be the newest additions to the RLI senior management team.  John will join RLI in mid-June as the Senior Director of Operations (SDO) and Candice will start June 7 as Director of Human Resources and Staff Development. 

Renewed agreement fosters high-quality teaching, learning and research for Métis people of Alberta

EDMONTON (May 31, 2021) — A long-standing partnership to provide quality education, training and research to the Métis people of Alberta is being renewed and celebrated by the University of Alberta (U of A), the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the Rupertsland Institute (RLI).

Join RLI for an Evening of Excellence on June 10, 2021

Join RLI on June 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for an Evening of Excellence. Celebrate educational and professional excellence within the Métis community from the comfort of home. Catch special performances by Métis fiddler Brianna Lizotte and Alberta’s own, Terri Clark!

Rupertsland Institute CEO, Lorne Gladu to receive a 2021 Indspire Award

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) congratulates all of the 2021 Indspire Awards recipients, including RLI CEO Lorne Gladu. The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people. The Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement on a national level in a variety of fields.

Press Release – Métis Nation of Alberta calls for re-draft of K-6 curriculum

Edmonton (March 31, 2021) – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is calling on the Government of Alberta to redraft its proposed K-6 curriculum, citing monumental concerns about the Euro-American colonial undertones. The MNA and its education and training affiliate Rupertsland Institute had very little input into the design of the curriculum despite several attempts to be included in the committees that were established.