Rupertsland Institute’s vision is for a skilled, knowledgeable and self-reliant Métis Nation. This vision is integral to enhancing the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training and research.
Métis communities developed along the routes of the fur trade and across the Northwest within the Métis Nation Homeland. In Canada, the Homeland includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta as well as parts of Ontario, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
The Métis are a distinct Aboriginal people of Canada recognized under the 1982 Canadian Constitution. During the Fur Trade (1670-1870), the Métis were known to be fiercely independent and instrumental in the development of western Canada.
The MNA's Vision is, "A strong Métis Nation embracing Métis rights." Its Mission is, "To pursue the advancement of the socio-economic and cultural well-being of the Métis people of Alberta."