Metis Educational and Research Centres

The Gabriel Dumont Institute

The mission of the Gabriel Dumont Institute is to promote the renewal and development of Métis culture through research; materials development, collection, and distribution; and the design, development, and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.

Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research

The Métis Nation of Alberta has a history of turning community programs into institutional development. In February 2010, the organization announced another historic decision to develop and establish an education, training and research institute under an umbrella organization to be called the Rupertsland Institute – Métis Centre of Excellence. The Rupertsland Institute has since been incorporated as a non-profit (Section 9) company under the Alberta Companies Act, and is governed by a professional Board of Governors comprised of representatives from the Métis business community, the University of Alberta, other academia, industry, and the MNA Provincial Council.

The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies

The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies at The University of Winnipeg facilitates scholarly research and publishing concerning the human history of the Hudson Bay watershed, known in the period from 1670-1870 as Rupert’s Land.

The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies also functions as a clearinghouse to assist researchers with similar interests to be in touch with each other, to communicate about their research projects and findings, and to assist researchers from out of town by putting them in touch with qualified local assistants or by providing a congenial meeting spot when visiting Winnipeg.

The Centre also hosts biennial colloquiums, publishes The Rupert’s Land Newsletter, promotes awareness of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives in Winnipeg, and co-publishes, with McGill-Queen’s University Press, a series of documentary volumes on aspects of the history of Rupert’s Land.

Pemmican Publications

Pemmican Publications is a book publisher with a mandate to promote Metis authors, illustrators and stories. It is a not-for-profit company that operates as an arm’s-length affiliate of the Manitoba Metis Federation. Pemmican publishes on average five to six new titles per year, with titles ranging from cultural studies and autobiographies to illustrated titles for children. In all, we have published close to 150 books.

Louis Riel Institute

The Louis Riel Institute serves to empower the Métis Nation of Manitoba made up of skilled and proud Metis citizens, families and communities. 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. The Louis Riel Institute is the legislatively mandated authority responsible for Métis education and culture in Manitoba.

Metis Political and Legal Resources

Metis Political Associations

Select Metis – Specific Treaties

Selkirk HBC and Metis Treaty
Adhesion by Halfbreeds of Rainy River and Lake

Individual Specific Research Team Projects

Prof. Larry Chartrand
Prof. Catherine Bell
Prof. Adam Gaudry
Prof. D’Arcy Vermette
Prof. Nathalie Kermoal
Prof. Brenda Gunn
Prof. Darren O’Toole
Prof. Sebastien Grammond