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Call for Board Member ERIII

Nov 2, 2021

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The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research invites applications for the following:


Eastern Region III – Fort Qu’Appelle, Lestock, Weyburn, Estevan – (South Eastern part of the province)

Overview:  The GDI Board of Governors has representation from the (12) Regions of the Organization, who are ratified by the Provincial Métis Council (PMC) of the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN—S).  The PMC Member who is assigned the Education portfolio sits as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors. All persons selected to the Board of Governors will be for a period of three years.  A member who is an employee/staff person/manager of an affiliated organization of the MN—S shall not be permitted to sit on the Board of Governors of the Institute.

Responsibilities: The Board of Governors oversees the Gabriel Dumont Institute and is responsible for its operation and governance in all matters, including to adopt policies for the effective operation of GDI; to formulate a strategic plan and to oversee its implementation; to approve annual budgets, audits, and programs; to function as ambassadors for GDI and to encourage students and potential students in their study and career plans; to represent GDI to all levels of government, persons of Métis ancestry and to the public generally; and to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to be directly responsible for implementation of policy and the day-to-day management and operations of GDI.

Qualifications:  All appointments to the Board must be of Métis ancestry with knowledge of the cultural, historical, and social circumstances of Saskatchewan Métis.  Ideally, the collective skills on the board will represent a number of different disciplines and perspectives.  Some of the preferred skill and training areas include education or post-secondary education; finance and administration; business; human resources (personnel); law; and communications.  This will ensure a wide range of skills and perspectives are available when decisions are considered.

Process:  Candidates can apply directly to the MN—S region or the Institute who in turn will forward the application to the appropriate MN—S region for consideration.  The MN—S region then submits the name of their selected representative forwarded from a duly called and administered regional council meeting.  The name of the new board member is then sent to the PMC for ratification.  Finally, the name is forwarded to the Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour for final approval.

Starting Date:   2022 (Once process is complete – 3-year appointment with the possibility of renewal)

Deadline for receipt of applications:    November 30th, 2021

Please submit resume to one of:

Marg Friesen, Regional Representative                 Rhonda Pilon, Executive Assistant
Metis Nation Saskatchewan                                    Gabriel Dumont Institute
Box 1581 Indian Head, SK S0G 2K0                        917 – 22nd Street West
Phone: (306) 807-2749                                              Saskatoon, SK S7M 0R9
Email:   margfriesen@mns.work                              Phone: (306) 657-2241
admin_eriii@sasktel.net                                            Email: rhonda.pilon@gdins.org

The Gabriel Dumont Institute has permission from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to hire affirmatively.

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