LOUIS RIEL INSTITUTE
Minister: Joan Ledoux
The Louis Riel Institute (LRI) is the mandated authority responsible for Metis education and culture in Manitoba.
The LRI advances the education of Metis people. The LRI is responsible for promoting the values, culture, heritage and history of Metis in Manitoba.
The LRI will serve the Metis Nation of Manitoba through the advancement of education and culture.
As an affiliate of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), the LRI is responsible to the Metis people of Manitoba to provide programs, resources and services related to its mandate.
Some of the programs available through the LRI include:
Little Metis Family Fun Events and Travelling Book Exchange
LRI Family Literacy developed this evening event in order to offer a Metis learning experience to organizations, locals and schools across the province. The event consists of educational and cultural activities, usually in school gym settings.
Little Metis Summer Learning Circle
This is the program’s third year of operation. The program runs out of the Argyle Alternative High School, right across the Disraeli Bridge from the MMF Home Office. The program is designed to assist young learners to be successful when entering their next year of school.
Adult Learning Centre
In partnership with the University of Winnipeg Collegiate and funded by Advanced Education and Literacy, our Adult Learning Centre is entering its seventh year of operation. It continues to provide a Mature Grade 12 Diploma Program for adults who may participate in year-round educational programming.
Louis Riel Scholarships and Bursaries Program
Through an endowment fund established with equal contributions from the MMF and the participating universities, the Louis Riel Scholarships and Bursaries Program was developed. This endowment makes it possible to grant financial awards to Metis students attending university in Manitoba.
On the horizon at the LRI
Due to the success of the Little Metis Family Literacy Programs in St. Malo, the LRI is working towards delivering more programs throughout the MMF Regions. Plans include the expansion of the Little Metis Summer Learning Program, the development of a mobile essential skills curriculum in partnership with the MMF’s Human Resource Development and Training Department and the expansion of the Family Literacy events and travelling book exchange.
LRI website: www.louisrielinstitute.com
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