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GDI holds first virtual investiture ceremony for Order of Gabriel Dumont awards

Feb 17, 2021

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(SASKATOON, SK)— The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Research (GDI) is proud to announce it will invest five individuals into the Order of Gabriel Dumont at a special virtual awards ceremony on March 4, 2021, at 7:00PM CST.

“The Order of Gabriel Dumont is awarded by the Gabriel Dumont Institute to persons who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the Métis of Canada,” said Geordy McCaffrey, GDI Executive Director. “It is one of the Métis Nation’s highest civilian honours, awarded to Métis and non-Métis individuals based on their achievements and lifetime contributions.”

The medals, which will be presented at the virtual awards ceremony (see below for details), includes three Gold Medals and two Silver Medals.

  • The Order of Gabriel Dumont Gold Medal recognizes a lifetime of outstanding service to the Métis of Canada.
  • The Order of Gabriel Dumont Silver Medal honours those who have made significant contributions to the Métis

Since its inception, 73 individuals have been invested into the Order. Appointments are made by GDI, based on nominations from the public. For more information about the Order of Gabriel Dumont, please visit our website.

Virtual Ceremony Details
Gabriel Dumont Institute leadership to present the insignia of the Order of Gabriel Dumont as follows:
March 4, 2021 7:00PM
CST Virtual Ceremony live-stream available
on GDI Facebook & YouTube Page

To view the full media release which includes the recipient citations please click the link below:


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