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The Louis Riel Institute (“LRI”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) plays an important role in supporting a greater understanding and appreciation of the culture, heritage, and history of the Red River Métis. As part of this role, our online archives website at (the “Website”) was developed to facilitate access and awareness of our research, archives, and collections. Images, text, audio and/or video appearing on and made available through the Website (the “Content”) have been generously and thoughtfully provided by community members, families, organizations, academics, and educational institutions. We own the copyright in the majority of the Content; however, we may not own the copyright over certain Content that has been provided by contributing institutions, organizations, or individuals, which is being licensed or used with permission by LRI. The copyright in the Content not owned by LRI remains with the contributor.

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