Order of Gabriel Dumont
The Order of Gabriel Dumont is awarded by the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) to a small number of persons who have serviced the Métis of Canada with distinction. The award itself, however, is made to persons without regard to race.
The Order of Gabriel Dumont Gold medal recognizes those who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the Métis. In past practice the Gold medal has been awarded based on lifetime achievements and service. The Order of Gabriel Dumont Silver honours those who have made a significant contribution to the Métis.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Institute introduced the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal awards this year. The Bronze Medal award has been specifically designated as a student award to honour those GDI students who have distinguished themselves through their perseverance, centre and community involvement, and overall student performance.
The Order is presented in the form of a medallion and a certificate signed by the Officers of the Institute over the seal, which enrolls the recipient in the Order.
2010 Order of Gabriel Dumont Recipients