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The Fall 2021 edition of The New Nation: La noovel naasyoon magazine is now available online. Published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI); the quarterly magazine promotes Métis culture, highlights GDI’s programs and successes, and showcases good-news stories of Métis across the province.
The art depicted on this edition’s cover is by Métis artist Dennis Weber. In 2013, GDI commissioned Dennis to create a painting in honour of Métis veterans. He has aptly paid tribute to our heroes through a montage of images that highlight the many ways, and times, Métis veterans served in the air, at sea, and on land.
The contents of this edition highlights the latest Institute news including a new partnership between GDI, SIIT, and the U of S named the Oyateki Partnership, which will support Métis and First Nations youth transitioning to post-secondary education, while in post-secondary, and into meaningful employment. GDI’s Indigenous Apprenticeship Program will be one of the activities supported through the partnership. In other Institute news, Leonard Montgrand was recently appointed as the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan Minister of Education and Skills Development, a portfolio that includes serving as the chair of the GDI board of governors. A short introduction and biography on Leonard are included in this edition.