Gabriel Dumont Institue

The Order of Gabriel Dumont

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 ethnicity. The Order of Gabriel Dumont medals have been awarded since the 1980s. Investment into the Order is one of the Métis Nation’s highest civilian honours.

The Bronze medal is awarded to Gabriel Dumont Institutes students and alumni who have distinguished themselves through leadership, community involvement, and overall performance. The Bronze medal was introduced in 2010 to recognize and honour outstanding Gabriel Dumont Institute students and alumni.


The Order of Gabriel Dumont Silver medal honours those who have made a significant contribution to the Métis. The Silver medal has been presented to community leaders, activists, artists, business persons, and contributors active in the Métis community. Their contributions, have spanned a number of years, and may have been in a number of areas, or focused more in a single area, such as economic development or artistic activities. Recipients of the Silver medals tend to be those who are still active in their endeavors to contribute to the Métis.


The Order of Gabriel Dumont Gold medal recognizes those who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the Métis. The Gold medal is awarded based on lifetime achievements and services. Past winners have provided the Métis with a lifetime of outstanding service in areas such as education, politics, health care, community development, and culture. Many made lasting contributions affecting future generations of Métis, including decisions instrumental in securing our legal rights. Others made a difference on the community front, for instance, Mary St. Pierre, midwife to the Métis and keeper of culture, language, and traditions. She provided her services without thought of recognition, but as a service over her lifetime to the Métis of her area.

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.

For a list of recipients, please visit this page

The Order of Gabriel Dumont nominations are accepted annually and an online form is available when the call for nominations is announced.

The 2021-2022 nominations for gold and silver medals are now open until October 31, 2021. The nominations for bronze medals will be announced at a later date.

To nominate, please complete the following form:



  • I would like to nominate the following person to the Order of Gabriel Dumont:



  • Nominator Contact Information

  • Please provide some detail about yourself:

  • My reasons for making this nomination are: (This should be a statement of why you think your nominee should be a recipient. Be specific about your nominee’s achievements and contributions to the Métis community, including timelines/how long the person has been involved in their work/efforts on behalf of the Métis, and other notable activities—cover the five Ws. Please limit your nomination to a maximum of 500 words.


  • Letters of Support

    Please attach to the nomination at least two letters of support. Nominations received without two letters of support will be deemed incomplete

    You can submit up to a maximum of 5 documents

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