May 9, 2022
(SASKATOON, SK)— The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI) is proud to announce eight students will receive bronze medals and be invested into the Order of Gabriel Dumont for 2022.
The Order of Gabriel Dumont has been awarded since the 1980s, honouring individuals with gold and silver medals for their contributions to the Métis of Canada. In 2010, the bronze medal was introduced, which recognizes and honours outstanding GDI students and alumni. Since its inception, 46 students and alumni have been awarded the bronze medal.
“GDI students and alumni are excellent role models in our communities. We are proud of the eight 2022 bronze medal inductees who continue to strive for excellence inside and outside of the classroom. They have each distinguished themselves through leadership, community involvement, and overall performance,” said Lisa Bird-Wilson, Executive Director.
The Order of Gabriel Dumont is one of the Métis Nation’s highest civilian honours. Medals are awarded annually by GDI to a small number of persons who have serviced the Métis of Canada with distinction. The Order is presented in the form of a medallion with a certificate signed by the officers of the Institute over the seal, which enrolls the recipient in the Order.
“The bronze medal awards are truly important to GDI, it’s an opportunity to showcase the excellence happening within our Institute and acknowledge the students who go above and beyond,” said Leonard Montgrand, Chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute Board of Governors.
For more information about the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal Awards, please visit our website. Each recipient will be presented a bronze medal at their designated program’s awards ceremony.
A list of recipients with citations and the full media release can be found here.