The mission of the Gabriel Dumont Institute is to promote the renewal and development of Métis culture through research; materials development, collection, and distribution; and the design, development, and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.
Gabriel Dumont Institute operates as a parent company, to a variety of entities, to offer Métis-specific educational and training programs and services. All entities work together to offer accredited post-secondary educational, vocational, employment, entrepreneurship, and skills-training programs and services across Saskatchewan. Please click here for a larger version of this image.
This is a four-year Bachelor of Education program offered in partnership with University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina in Prince Albert, Regina, and Saskatoon. Learn more about SUNTEP.
DTI provides adult basic education and post-secondary technical education and skills training across the province. See what programs are available.
GDI Training and Employment offers employment counselling services and demand-driven skills training to Métis people across the province. Learn more about GDI Training and Employment.
GDC delivers the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree through the University of Saskatchewan. GDC courses are offered in Saskatoon and Prince Albert, and focus on Native studies, Métis studies, and Indigenous languages. Learn more about GDC.
GDSF has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to Métis students. Learn more about scholarships.
Since 1980, the award-winning GDI Culture and Heritage has produced over 160 Métis-specific resources. One project includes the Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture, which houses the largest Métis artifact collection held by a Métis organization. Learn more about the GDI Culture and Heritage department.
With branches in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert, GDI’s Métis-specific library system is one of the most extensive owned by any Métis educational or cultural institution. Learn more about GDI’s library.
GDI operates with a 12-member board of governors plus a chairperson who is the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Minister of Education. Board members are selected from each of the 12 MN–S regions.
Partnerships increase opportunities for our Métis clients through scholarships, joint training, shared information, and employment placements.
Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research was founded in 1980 to help meet the educational and cultural needs of Saskatchewan’s Métis community. As the official training and education arm of the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, GDI is owned by the Métis people of Saskatchewan.