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Rupertsland Institute’s research mandate is to conduct research and produce professional studies that enable a better understanding of Métis identity, the social, economic and cultural conditions of the Métis people, and the measures that will enhance their individual and collective well-being within Canadian society.

On May 31, 2011, Rupertsland Institute (RLI), the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the University of Alberta (U of A) formally announced the creation of Canada’s first Métis-specific academic research centre – the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR). The announcement of the RCMR, as the MNA-RLI research arm, was the culmination of many years of effort that began with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the MNA and the U of A in the spring of 2007.

Under the guidance of the RCMR’s Executive Council, RLI, the MNA and the U of A, the RCMR seeks to address the institutional deficit in Métis-specific research across Alberta.

Visit the Research page for more information about the RCMR.