Welcome to Louis Riel Institute's Cultural Programming

At Louis Riel Institute (LRI), we are dedicated to preserving and promoting Red River Métis culture and history through our diverse range of cultural programming. Our programs are designed to educate, inspire, and celebrate the rich heritage of the Red River Métis people.

What we offer

Red River Métis History Presentations

LRI's History Presentations offer engaging and informative sessions customized for schools, Locals, or organizations.

Book a Red River Métis History Presentation

Riel House National Historic Site programming for workshops for schools, daycares, and organizations

Each spring and summer, join historic Red River Métis Youth interpreters and discover Louis Riel and the home of his family, River Lot Systems, and Red River Frame Construction.

Visit Riel House National Historic Site

Traditional Art Workshops for Red River Métis Citizens

Dive deep into Red River Métis traditions through hands-on workshops and classes covering beadwork, pointillism painting, finger weaving sashes, and more.

Traditional Art Workshops

Custom Cultural Events

Invite LRI to your community gatherings, events, trade shows, and conferences to showcase information or present Red River Métis history, culture, and heritage.

Cultural Event Inquiry

Historical Bus Tours

Join us as we share the story of the Red River Métis by visiting historical landmarks around Winnipeg.

Book a Historical Bus Tour

Why Choose LRI Cultural Programming

  • Authenticity: Our programs are led by knowledgeable Red River Métis cultural experts who are passionate about sharing their heritage.
  • Accessibility: We strive to make our cultural programming accessible to all individuals, regardless of background or experience level.
  • Community Impact: By participating in our programs, you not only enrich your own understanding of Red River Métis culture but also contribute to the preservation and revitalization of Red River Métis traditions for future generations.


Bring Red River Métis Culture to your Community

Have questions or need more information? Don't hesitate to reach out to us at lriculture@lrilearn.ca.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the timeline for booking LRI?

For cultural workshops and presentations, we book 3 weeks out from the booking request. Times may vary due to LRI's schedule, but we may be able to accommodate a shorter time frame. Please inquire.

I have UPIP Funding, how can I book LRI?

We can help you in writing your UPIP application, and assist you in the submission process. Please inquire.

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