The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI) is one of the largest Métis educational and cultural institutes in the country. Through partnerships with post-secondary schools, GDI offers educational, vocational and skills-training programs. As a conservator of Métis culture, GDI hosts a large virtual museum with photographs, artwork, and text and oral history records. The award-
winning GDI Press, which publishes Métis authors and illustrators, has been recognized for promoting history and culture.
GDI’s main campus is in Saskatoon, with 10 educational centres throughout the province. The Dumont Technical Institute is the skills-training and adult basic education branch of GDI. The institute has six training and employment centres.
The college’s Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) is a bachelor of education program that focuses on Indigenous studies, cross-cultural education, and Métis and First Nations history and culture, in partnership with the universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.
Approximately 80 per cent of GDI’s graduates secure employment within three months of graduating. For some programs, such as SUNTEP and practical nursing, the number is greater than 90 per cent. The institute is the second-largest practical nursing training provider in Saskatchewan.
• Degree $7,500-$9,000
• Diploma $8,000-$10,500
• Certificate $6,500-$10,500
• Post-Grad $7,500-$8,500
• Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program
• Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program
• Community-Based Master of Education Program
• Adult Basic Education
• Practical Nursing
• Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NSITEP): Created to address the teacher shortage in northern Saskatchewan, this four-year degree program emphasizes personalized instruction. It emphasizes Northern Indigenous culture, language and land-based instruction.
• Community-Based Master’s Program: The community-based master of education program (Prince Albert) and Indigenous community-based masters of education programs (La Ronge) are designed to more effectively link theory to local educational issues. Through flexible delivery, courses are tailored to respond to community and student needs.
• Indigenous Birth Support Worker: This six-week certificate program teaches students to provide emotional support and physical comfort to women and their families during birth.