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Annual General Meeting

The Gabriel Dumont Institute Annual General Meeting will be a one-day event hosted in-person in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 26, 2022, 9AM-12PM at TCU Place.



Over 45 years ago, in the spring of 1976, the Métis held a provincial conference in Saskatoon to determine the most beneficial and effective way for Métis people to have a say in the preservation, respect, promotion, and enhancement of Métis culture. On September 20, 1980, the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI) was incorporated as an arms-length affiliate of the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN–S).

Today the arms-length operation of GDI remains a crucial safeguard and supports good governance.

In the spring of 2022, the Métis people of Saskatchewan will meet once again to determine how to best continue to protect and preserve GDI as a distinct entity, ensuring future generations of Métis continue to receive world-class education and services.

At our Annual General Meeting, which will be held in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 26, 2022, GDI will present a series of bylaw amendments for delegates to vote upon—amendments designed to protect and strengthen the foundations of our Institute, while maintaining strong connections to grassroots Métis.

We are asking for your support by way of your attendance at this year’s AGM in Saskatoon, whether as a delegate or as a spectator. We want you to join us for this important vote in person, therefore the utmost attention is being paid to ensuring strict public health measures are in place for the meeting, so you can feel safe and confident in your personal attendance. We will provide more details on this closer to the date.

Please plan to help us demonstrate commitment to our Institute with your presence.

 2022 GDI Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: TCU Place,  35 22 St, Saskatoon, SK

Critical dates:

February 15, 2022 Deadline to send names of four designated voting delegates to Rhonda Pilon at Rhonda.pilon@gdins.org (306-657-2241)
March 25, 2022 Registration of pre-appointed voting delegates, 2pm-6pm
March 25, 2022 Order of Gabriel Dumont Awards, 6PM-9PM
March 26, 2022 7AM-9AM registration of pre-appointed voting delegates
March 26, 2022 9AM GDI Annual General Meeting


Further details will be released soon!

GDI’s members are the Métis people of Saskatchewan and each Métis Local in the province will designate voting delegates based on a formula contained in our existing bylaws.

For more information, and to register voting delegates before the deadline of February 15, 2022, please contact Rhonda Pilon at rhonda.pilon@gdins.org or 306-242-6070

This year your attendance at GDI’s AGM is more important than ever, meaning we are making the necessary arrangements to ensure the strictest adherence to public health protocols, so you can feel safe and comfortable joining us in-person. These measures will include:

  • Rapid testing available on-site.
  • Plenty of space for social distancing.

Masking, sanitizing, ventilation, and other precautions will also be strictly enforced. We will share all of that information closer to the date.

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