By Jeremy Appel on September 13, 2018.
Medicine Hat News
Métis students at Medicine Hat College now have a $130,000 endowment in their name after a tripartite donation Wednesday.
The Rupertsland Institute and Métis Education Foundation contributed $100,000 to support MHC’s Métis student body, with the school pitching in an extra $30,000.
Audrey Peltras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta, called the endowment fund a “milestone.”
“This contribution on behalf of future generations of Métis citizens could not be possible without the relationships and partnerships that we have created with the Métis community and stakeholders across the province,” said Peltras.
MHC acting president Wayne Resch highlighted the importance of these types of partnerships in helping reduce the costs of education for all students.
“All of us at the college know the value of a good education,” Resch said.
“We are focused on meeting the needs of individual students and increasing support to Indigenous and Métis people.”
The Rupertsland Institute is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta focusing on education, training and research, as well as offering programs, services and information to Métis people across the province.
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