May 3, 2021
(SASKATOON, SK)— The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research Inc. (GDI) is proud to announce eight students and alumni will be awarded bronze medals and invested into the Order of Gabriel Dumont on May 1, 2021.
“The Order of Gabriel Dumont bronze medal is awarded by the Gabriel Dumont Institute to students and alumni who have distinguished themselves through leadership, community involvement, and overall performance,” said Geordy McCaffrey, GDI Executive Director.
The Order of Gabriel Dumont Silver and Gold medals have been awarded since the 1980s, and in 2010 bronze medals were introduced. The bronze medals recognize and honour outstanding GDI students and alumni. Since its inception, 38 students and alumni have been awarded the bronze medal.
“The Order of Gabriel Dumont is one of the Métis Nation’s highest civilian honours, awarded to Métis and non-Métis individuals based on their achievements and lifetime contributions,” said Viola Bell, Vice-Chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute Board of Governors.
The last bronze medal investiture was held at GDI’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in February 2020, where 20 bronze medals were awarded. For more information about the Order of Gabriel Dumont bronze Medal Awards, please click here.
Due to the pandemic, awards ceremonies will be held virtually. Each recipient will be presented a bronze medal at their designated program’s awards ceremony. A list of recipients with citations is included below.