Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research

Research Fellowship

 

RCMR has launched a Research Fellowship program which will be awarded each year to an applicant whose proposed research focuses on Métis specific research areas, and fall within RCMR's mandate.The successful scholar will receive a grant in support of their proposed research, and will deliver a final report and presentation on their findings. The Research Fellowship grant will support independent research, will build research capacity for a scholar, as well as advance Métis research.


Dr. Paul Gareau

This year, RCMR has launched a pilot run of the Research Fellowship grant which has been awarded to Dr. Paul Gareau. Dr. Gareau is Métis and Fransaskois originally from Bellevue near Batoche, Saskatchewan. Dr. Gareau is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. As a Religious Studies scholar, Dr. Gareau is interested in examining current misrepresentations of Métis views on religion and Indigenous identity. More specifically, Dr. Gareau’s research will focus on Métis presence at the Catholic pilgrimage site of Lace Ste. Anne, Alberta. Dr. Gareau’s study of Lac Ste. Anne aims to shed light on the historical and contemporary role of the Métis at pilgrimage sites, and how these sites remain a part of the broader, trans-border geography of the Métis Nation.