Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research

Research Areas and Projects

Research Projects

Painting a Picture of the Métis Homeland: Synthesizing Knowledge about Métis education, employment and training.

This research project seeks to rectify the gap in policy actors knowledge in the government and non-governmental sectors. In particular, the project will undertake secondary literature, archival and interview analysis to get a better sense of “best practices” that exist within each province and why? Which programs have been most successful and which have failed? Moreover, what currently existing programs- if any – appear to insulate Métis workers against economic downturns and which allow them to “catch the upward wave” during economic booms. This project is the first of its kind to explore these interprovincial issues in a comparative fashion and will certainly be of interest to policy actors in numerous sectors that deal with education, employment and training.


Bridging the Aboriginal Educational Gap in Alberta and its Effects on Lifelong Earnings

The research was led by Dr. Eric Howe of the University of Saskatchewan. The purpose of this study/analysis is to predict the lifetime earnings of six groups of Albertans (males or females who are non-Aboriginals, Métis [on or off Settlement], and North American Indians), depending on their educational achievements. This research includes an analysis measuring the benefit of bridging the Aboriginal educational gap for the province of Alberta.

Métis In the Courts Blog

The Métis In the Courts blog is a rapid response project explores the intricacies of current Métis legal cases in Canada, from their historical roots to possibilities in the future. This blog provides information and resources about Métis court cases as they unfold and seeks to build community awareness of how these cases may impact Métis in the broader Canadian context.

You can find the Métis in the Courts Blog at


Metis Archival Project - Please note that the Metis National Council Historical Online Database is down until further notice. Work is in progress to get the database up and running. Thank you for your patience.