Jul 22, 2021
The Summer 2021 edition of The New Nation: La noovel naasyoon magazine is now available online. Published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI); the quarterly magazine promotes Métis culture, highlights GDI’s programs and successes, and showcases good-news stories of Métis across the province.
The cover page of the summer edition features a painting titled My Mother’s Nation by Heather Hill. “After much research, I reconciled my identity as Métis, colour poured out, and my art has begun to speak from the Spirit of God, from where I learned to create. I found my Mother’s people and their distinct culture are where my heart is home. I’m elated with my discovery and can’t wait to become woven into the fabric of my mother’s Métis Nation,” described Heather.
The contents of this issue include several stories about the remarkable accomplishments of Métis from across the province; including Maria Campbell, who was recently recognized by SK Arts with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the University of Saskatchewan with an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree; and John Arcand, who was recently honoured with a music room dedication. Furthermore, this issue showcases the success of many GDI students, graduates, alumni, and Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal recipients. Tributes for the outgoing Executive Director, Geordy McCaffrey also are included along with exciting GDI Press, GDI Métis Culture & Heritage, and GDI programming announcements.
A limited print run will also be available.