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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.

Temporary Pause to RLI Funding

Please be advised that the Rupertsland Institute (RLI) has reached its budget threshold of committed funds to Métis clients and students for 2023-24. As such, we are placing a pause on client/student intake until we finalize our total funding commitments.

Statement on CEO Departure

The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) wishes to share that Mark McCallum, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2021 to 2023, has departed from RLI for other opportunities. We wish Mark the best in his future endeavors. The RLI Board of Governors and Otipemisiwak Métis Government have taken steps for interim leadership until an executive search for a new CEO has been completed.

Kitchen Party

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) was pleased to host the Rupertsland Métis Student and Alumni Association (RMSA)’s Kitchen Party at the River Cree Resort and Casino on September 25. Students and alumni were able to meet their advisors, connect with one another, celebrate their culture, and mingle with the newly elected representatives for the Otipemisiwak Métis Government.

Beaver’s Den pitching competition a great success for young entrepreneurs

On May 13 and 14, Rupertsland Institute (RLI) hosted the inaugural Beaver’s Den during the Sôniyâhkêw (they earn): Métis Youth Side Hustle Summit. Contestants competed for financial incentives to kickstart and fund their side hustles. “What an incredible weekend for Métis Youth to inspire, encourage, and support.” said Donna Bell, manager of Indigenous Relations and Supports at NorQuest College and member of the Rupertsland Institute Board of Governors.

Holden Ekeberg

Rupertsland Institute encourages, empowers, and supports current and aspiring Métis entrepreneurs through workshops, up-skill support, and much more. With the tools available, all that is needed is for motivated Métis entrepreneurs to take the leap into starting their own business. Holden Ekeberg is one of those individuals.

RLI Welcomes Talented Métis Students to the Team as part of the Inaugural Métis Internship Program

By: Samantha Hamann, Communications Intern Launched in January 2023, the Métis Internship Program was created to present Métis students with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in their fields in a culturally rich environment. Among these interns are web developers, HR assistants, communications coordinators, and other creative and technical based post-secondary students.

Jade Bruce’s Story

The impact of education goes far beyond financial implications, as it enables individuals in achieving self-sufficiency, meaningful careers, fulfilling lives and impactful change in their families and communities. Jade Bruce is one of those individuals.

Cory LeBlanc’s Story

CW// Rupertsland Institute celebrates the overcoming of adversity and hardships. Please be aware that this story deals with topics that may be upsetting to some readers. This story explicitly discusses substance abuse, addiction, suicide, and mental illness.

Celebration of Life for former Rupertsland Institute Board of Governor Bruce Allen Gladue

It is with great sadness that former Rupertsland Institute Board of Governor (July 18, 2012 – July 18, 2015) Bruce Allen Gladue passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones on October 9, 2022, at the age of 61 years.

Rupertsland Institute has received funding from the federal government to provide incentives to small and medium sized enterprises hiring first-year apprentices

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is proud to announce it has received funding from Employment and Social Development Canada to administer an exciting new program.