Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) was established in 1980. The aim of the institute is to promote the renewal and development of Metis culture through research, materials development, collection and distribution and the design, development, and delivery of Metis-specific educational programs and services. GDI operates with a 12-member board of governors plus a chairperson who is the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Minister of Education. It provides high quality programming, resources and services to the Métis community. Professionalism and highly-qualified staff are key strengths that contribute to the successful delivery of the institute’s culturally-specific education and training programs.
Services at Gabriel Dumont Institute –
There are a variety of ways Gabriel Dumont Institute is able to partner with employers. GDI has a program that can assist you with your staffing needs:
- Aboriginal awareness training
- Wage subsidy programs including summer student and apprenticeship programs
- Partnership programs
- Online job posting service
Scholarship at Gabriel Dumont Institute –
Scholarships are awarded to Metis students who are Saskatchewan residents and are registered as full-time students at an accredited post-secondary institution. The scholarship fund is based on a $2.5 million capital investment and Scholarships are awarded on the interest earned on the fund’s principle and through individual corporate partnership donations. Award decisions are made by a scholarship trustee and selection committee comprised of five members; three members are selected from within the institute while two members are external appointees from the Metis community.