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Cultural Programming

Cultural Programming at the Louis Riel Institute focuses on meeting the needs of the community as it relates to Métis culture, heritage, and history. We offer a variety of Métis workshops, programs, training, and tours, in multiple formats to all ages and organizations.

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Métis Languages Collaborative

The Louis Riel Institute's Métis Languages Collaborative focuses on supporting a better understanding and appreciation of Métis languages, language reclamation and revitalization and best practices in endangered language education within the Manitoba Métis Community.

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Homeschool Initiatives

The LRI Homeschool Support Program is flexible and individualised to meet the needs of your family. Each child is unique and we strive to tailor our support to each child's interests and needs as a co-creation between the students, parents, and teachers.

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Adult Learning Centre

This is a non-traditional high school for adults who reside in Manitoba. We are committed to assisting learners in the completion of their Mature Student High School Diploma or upgrading to gain admission to post-secondary institutions. We offer a variety of Manitoba high school credits, both through in-person and online options.

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Louis Riel Vocational College

The Louis Riel Vocational College is your answer to an affordable investment in your future. We offer a unique cultural and educational experience. Although originally created as an "educational vehicle" for the Métis people, we are pleased to welcome all students from all backgrounds to experience what we have to offer.

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Post Secondary Education / Bursaries

The Louis Riel Institute administers a number of bursaries and awards on behalf of the MMF.  Working with post-secondary institutions, partners and stakeholders, the Louis Riel Institute works to ensure Métis students are informed and have ease of access to apply to these funds. 

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Mobile Literacy and Essential Skills

This course aims to review and build on the Nine Essential Skills so that you will have more opportunities for success in your post-secondary program and/or workplace. This course is perfect for those students who have been out of school or work for some time or for those who feel like they may need to build on their skills in a non-threatening and nurturing environment before entering the workforce or a post-secondary program of study.

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Research, Archives and Special Collections

The Louis Riel Institute (LRI) plays an important role in supporting a greater understanding and appreciation of the culture, heritage, and history of the Métis people in Manitoba. Strong community relations have led to the accumulation of many valuable records and collections connected to the Métis Nation.

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About the Louis Riel Institute

Educational Authority for the Manitoba Métis Federation

Promoting awareness of the values, culture, heritage and history of the Métis people in Manitoba.

The Louis Riel Institute was created as an institution of self-governance by the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF). In December of 1985, the Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. appointed a working group to study the feasibility of establishing an institute which would serve as a vehicle to deal with the educational concerns and aspirations of the Métis people of Manitoba. The Institute would be known as the "Louis Riel Institute."

The Louis Riel Institute became an Act of the Manitoba Legislature, which received royal assent on November 3rd, 1995. As a charitable non-profit organization, it is the culture and education authority of the MMF, and as such, exists to provide programs and services on behalf of the MMF. The Louis Riel Institute is also responsible for promoting awareness of the values, culture, heritage and history of the Métis people in Manitoba.

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Frequently asked questions?

Where do I get info on the Louis Riel Vocational College?

We offer a unique cultural and educational experience. Although originally created as an "educational vehicle" for the Métis people, we are pleased to welcome all students from all backgrounds to experience what we have to offer. More info

Do you have any programs to support mature students?

In addition to the Louis Riel Vocational College, The Louis Riel Institute Adult Learning Centre offers a variety of Manitoba high school credits, both through online and independent study options. More info

Do you have any programs to support younger students?

The LRI Homeschool Support Program is flexible and individualized to meet the needs of your family. There are two options to choose from. The "Home School Support Program" and the "Tutoring Support Program." More info

Is there the availability of funding and grants?

The Louis Riel Institute administers a number of bursaries and awards on behalf of the MMF.  Working with post-secondary institutions, partners and stakeholders, the Louis Riel Institute works to ensure Métis students are informed and have ease of access to apply to these funds.  More info

What types of cultural programming is available?

We offer a variety of Métis workshops, programs, training, and tours, in multiple formats to all ages and organizations. We can travel, present in person, or teach virtually across Canada to any group or organization to help bring Métis history, heritage, and culture to you. More info

What is the Métis Languages Collaborative?

The Louis Riel Institute's Métis Languages Collaborative focuses on supporting a better understanding and appreciation of Métis languages, language reclamation and revitalization and best practices in endangered language education within the Manitoba Métis Community. More info

Helping you succeed

Taking pride in our client's success.

Efficient, effective, culturally sensitive programs and activities for our Métis community.

Joan Ledoux

MMF Minister of Education

Our team at the Louis Riel Institute enjoys working with our citizens, both young and old. We have a wide variety of resources, programs and services and always welcome the opportunity to explore these many opportunities with you.

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