Author: Narine, Shari
Date published: March 1, 2012
Dr. Tracy L. Friedel was appointed the new chair of the Rupertsland Institute Board of Governors on Feb. 8, by the MNA Provincial Council and will serve a five-year term effective immediately. She assumes the position from interim chair Dr. Herb Belcourt who held the position for the past six months. Belcourt will resume his duties as the vice-chair of Rupertsland Institute. Friedel is a Métis leader with a strong academic and professional background in the areas of education, training and research. Her credentials include Doctor of Philosophy, Masters in Education, and Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction. "The combination of education, experience and commitment to the betterment of Métis people in Alberta will make Dr. Friedel an excellent fit as the chairperson of RLI," said MNA President Audrey Poitras, in a news release.