May 8, 2023
GDI NAMES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2023 ORDER OF GABRIEL DUMONT BRONZE MEDALS
(SASKATOON, SK)— The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI) is proud to announce nine students will receive bronze medals and be invested into the Order of Gabriel Dumont for 2023.
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, 54 students and alumni have been awarded the bronze medal.
“We are proud of the nine 2023 bronze medal inductees, as they strive for excellence, inside and outside of the classroom. They are recognized as outstanding students who are motivated to serve their communities, and show pride for their Métis heritage,” said Lisa Bird-Wilson, Executive Director. “The bronze medal awards offer a valuable opportunity to showcase students who go above and beyond, contributing to the overall excellence within the Institute.”
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.
For more information about the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal Awards, please click here.
Each recipient will be presented a bronze medal at their designated program’s awards ceremony. A list of recipients with citations is included in the full media release here: GDI Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Media Release May 8 2023