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The month of November in History

Dec 16, 2016

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November 16, 1885 Louis Riel is hanged in Regina for his role in leading the fight for Métis rights at Batoche.

November 2007, Gabriel Dumont Institute and Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment hire EKOS Research Associates Inc. to conduct an evaluation of Institute programs.
November 2009: GDIT&E Administrative Coordinator Brandy Laronde is named Volunteer Protocol Officer for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Brandy is one of only 12 Protocol Officers selected from across Canada.
November 2010: The Gabriel Dumont Institute holds its 30th Anniversary Cultural Conference in Saskatoon as part of a yearlong celebration of the Institute’s 30 years of service to Saskatchewan’s Métis people.

November 2010, Gabriel Dumont Institute announces the induction of Clarence Campeau (posthumous), Guy Bouvier, Sheila Pocha, Elie Fleury, and Elder Rose Fleury into the Order of Gabriel Dumont in honour of their contributions to the Métis Nation.

November 2010: Gabriel Dumont Institute and Cameco sign an agreement to establish a new GDI-Cameco Scholarship for Métis students. The scholarship includes five awards of $1,300 annually for Métis students in Saskatchewan.

On November 30, 2010, the Government of Saskatchewan places a Métis sash in the Saskatchewan Legislature. Premier Brad Wall asserts that “Today, we continue to honour our strong relationship with the Métis Nation as we gather to pay tribute to the tremendous contributions made by Saskatchewan’s Métis people to our social, cultural and economic development.”
On November 9, 2011 Gabriel Dumont Institute along with University of Saskatchewan economist Eric Howe hold a public event for the release of a new report by Howe on bridging the Aboriginal education gap in Saskatchewan. According to the report, Saskatchewan‘s economy is foregoing $90 billion by not closing the Aboriginal education gap.

On November 15, 2011 Gabriel Dumont Institute hosts the official opening of the Dennis and Jean Fisher Collection at GDI Publishing building in Saskatoon. Dennis and Jean Fisher donated their collection of artifacts related to Batoche and the 1885 Northwest Resistance to GDI.
November 9, 2012, Métis Elder and statesman Jim Sinclair dies. Sinclair is recognized for his role in negotiating the inclusion of the Métis in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982.

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