Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2587

Abstract:  The GABRIEL DUMONT INSTITUTE OF NATIVE STUDIES AND APPLIED RESEARCH (DUMONT INSTITUTE) grew out of a recommendation of the Cultural Conference of the Association of Metis and Non-Status Indians held in 1976. The recommendation was for a Metis Cultural College. October 17, 1980 was the official opening of the College, named the Dumont Institute, in Regina.

The mandate of the DUMONT INSTITUTE includes: 2) historical and cultural research and programme evaluation; and b) curriculum and resource development. The aime of the institute is to help native people "find themselves so that they can live with a sense of self-respect and pride among their Non-Native brothers and sisters.

The DUMONT INSTITUE seeks to accomplish this through a Native-controlled educational institution, and by re-establishing Native historical-cultural roots. These goals are attained through developing and offering courses to strengthen Native cultural awarness , developing unique Native education programmes and establishing a Library Resource Centre. The INSTITUTE is organizing a Native Studies Programme, and has established the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Programme to futher accomplish its goals.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also CX2263, CX2855.

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