Nov 12, 2013
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The Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the induction of several individuals into the Order of
Gabriel Dumont in Saskatoon at the GDI 30th Anniversary and Cultural Conference on November 18th and 19th, 2010.
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN The Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the induction of several individuals into the Order of Gabriel Dumont in Saskatoon at the GDI 30th Anniversary and Cultural
Conference on November 18th and 19th, 2010. The Order of Gabriel Dumont is awarded by the Gabriel Dumont Institute to a small number of persons who have serviced the Métis of Canada with distinction. The award itself, however, is made to persons without regard to race.
The most recent inductees are Clarence Campeau (posthumous) in the Gold category; Guy Bouvier in the Gold category; Shiela Pocha in the Silver category; Elie Fleury in the Silver category; and Elder Rose Fleury in the
Silver category. The recipients join the ranks of esteemed individuals who have been inducted into the Order, including Maria Campbell, Elijah Harper, and Harry Daniels, to name a few.
The Order of Gabriel Dumont Gold medal recognizes those who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the Métis. In past practice the Gold medal has been awarded based on lifetime achievements
and service. The Order of Gabriel Dumont Silver honours those who have made a significant contribution to the Métis. Gold and Silver awards were made on Friday November 19th.
Furthermore, the Institute introduced the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal awards this year. The Bronze Medal award has been specifically designated as a student award to honour those GDI students who have
distinguished themselves through their perseverance, centre and community involvement, and overall student performance. The Bronze Medal was awarded to eighteen GDI students on November 18, 2010 at a special
banquet to honour the Bronze Medal recipients and kick off to the Gabriel Dumont Institute’s 30th Anniversary Cultural Conference.
The Order is presented in the form of a medallion and a certificate signed by the Officers of the Institute over the Seal which enrolls the recipient in the Order.