Gabriel Dumont Institue


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.

Each board member goes through a three-step process for appointment that includes nomination at a regional council meeting, followed by ratification and approval by the provincial Métis council, and approval by the Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education.

The board of governors oversees the institute’s direction and is responsible for its operation and governance.

The current GDI Board members are as follows:

  • Earl Cook

    Earl Cook

    Chair - MNS Minister of Education; Northern Region I

  • Glenn Lafleur

    Glenn Lafleur

    Vice Chair - Northern Region I

  • Tracy Tinker

    Tracy Tinker

    Member - Northern Region II

  • Jimmy Durocher

    Jimmy Durocher

    Member - Northern Region III

  • Mavis Taylor

    Mavis Taylor

    Member - Western Region 1

  • Jackie Kennedy

    Jackie Kennedy

    Member - Western Region IA

  • Vacant


    Western Region II

  • Vacant


    Member - Western Region IIA

  • Juanita Tuharsky

    Juanita Tuharsky

    Member - Western Region III

  • Brian Chaboyer

    Brian Chaboyer

    Member - Eastern Region I

  • Viola Bell

    Viola Bell

    Member - Eastern Region II

  • Dennis Langan

    Dennis Langan

    Member - Eastern Region IIA

  • Vacant


    Member - Eastern Region III

Gabriel Dumont Institue

GDI is a Saskatchewan-based educational, employment and cultural institute serving Métis across the province

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