Our Programs

As the Educational Authority for the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Louis Riel Institute promotes, builds capacity and supports the heritage and history of Métis in Manitoba through efficient, effective, culturally sensitive programs and activities.

Below are some examples of the programming and activities we have available.

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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Bursaries and Awards

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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