About the Louis Riel Institute


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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