Dumont, Bruce (b. 1944) MNBC

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This is a brief biography of the President of the Metis Nation British Columbia, Bruce Dumont. See also the Dictionary of Metis Biography.
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  Bruce Dumont.   (b.1944)By Marilyn Dumont and Lawrence BarkwellBruce Dumont was born on May 25 th  1944 at !lds lberta the son o# $ose%h mbrose Dumont (191&'1992) and ecile Marie anasse (191&'2***). mbrose was #rom the +ikino ,ettlement and ecile Marie was #rom !nion Lake ,askatchewan.-is #ather mbrose Dumont was a reat reat randson o# /sidore Dumont the #irst Metis killed at Duck Lake ,askatchewan at the beinnin o# the 0iel 0esistance o# 15. mbrose was inturn a reat reat ne%hew o# 3abriel Dumont brother to /sidore.Bruces mother Mary is the dauhter o# nna Du#resne and Daniel anasse (or nasse). Daniel nasse was born on $uly 19 15 at alary the son o# $ean Ba%tiste anasse and melie alder. Marys rand#ather was 6rancois Du#resne born $anuary 15* at 6ort 7itt. -e married atherine 7iche dit Morin. Bruces mother Mary Dumont assisted orani8in reaty Days at !nion Lake and she was a com%etiti:e 0ed 0i:er $ier. Daniel anasse was the /ndian ent and /nter%reter #or the 6ederal 3o:ernment at the !nion Lake 0eser:e ,askatchewan. Daniels mother melie died at !nion Lake on %ril 1 194& at 9 years o# ae. 6rancois Du#resne the #ather o# nna Du#resne was a ,cout;/nter%reter #or 3eneral 3. Middleton whom led the British aainst the Metis in 15. 6rancois Du#resne was ca%tured by Bi Bears warriors (<anderin ,%irit) and held #or =ust o:er 2 months be#ore esca%in. mbrose and Mary Dumont had 1* children 5 boys and 5 irls. hey were married in 19>& at ,t. 7aul de Metis lberta mo:ed to the +ikino Metis ,ettlement to his  %arents 7ierre and Maruerite Dumonts homestead and tra%%ed #ished #armed and loed there until 1942 mo:in to ,undre lberta with 4 children. mbrose and Mary had Metis membershi% cards since 19&2 in 3olden B and alary lberta. t the last count there are 11* direct Metis descendants o# mbrose and Mary Dumont. Bruce was educated in ,undre lberta. -e recei:ed an %%renticeshi% rade ?uali#ication in lectronics at the ,outhern and @orthern lberta /nstitute o# echnoloy and obtained his 0ed ,eal in lectronics. -e subseAuently worked in the B.. #orest industry then trained as a ,a#ety 7ro#essional with the <orkers om%ensation Board and was a ,a#ety !##icer in @anaimo B. 6rom 1992 retirin in 2**. -is %olitical career  bean as a Local Board Member and 7resident o# the @orth /sland Metis ssociation 199. -e was elected ice 7resident o# M7B in 2**> and ser:ed as actin %resident since 2**4. /n 2**5 he was elected as 7resident o# the Metis @ation British olumbia. -e is %resently Minister o# ulture -eritae and Lanuae and Minister #or -ealth #or the Metis @ational ouncil. -e is currently ser:in his #orth #ull term as 7resident o# the 1  Metis @ationBritish olumbia. !n uust 1 2**& the MCtis @ational ouncil (M@) named Bruce Dumont as interim 7resident M@ until the election #or M@ 7resident was held resultin in the reelection o# lCment hartier. Bruce is a stron %ro%onent o# Michi# lanuae retention and de:elo%ment. 3i:en  below is his statement #rom the Metis @ation British olumbia home %ae statement on culture / want to recall my childhood bein born and raised a%eethakosian. <e were only known o# callin oursel:es hal#breeds. he term MCtis was seldom used.Both %arents were o# MCtis ancestry. My #ather and 3rand%arents were ree;6rench and my Mother and 3rand%arents were ree;,cot. ll the %arents and rand%arents s%oke #luent ree. nlish was a second lanuae to all o# them and some only s%oke ree. My rand%arents were  born in the 1*s and %arents in 191&./n 19>& my %arents mbrose Dumont and Marie aness were married in ,t. 7aul de MCtis lberta. hey always li:ed in ree s%eakin communities mo:in to Bea:er 0i:er ,outh o# Lac La Biche lberta now known as the +ikino ,ettlement. ree and Michi# are widely s%oken in this reion.My rand%arents on my #athers side were #rom the ictoria ,ettlement lberta they worked as tra%%ers. he rand%arents on my mothers side were #rom !nion Lake ,askatchewan. <orkin as hie# 6actor and inter%reters #or the 6ederal 3o:ernment. hey all knew how to li:e o## the land with traditional #oods and medicines.hey mo:ed to central lberta #rom +ikino in ,e%tember 1942 to ,undre lberta with #our other MCtis #amilies in a three ton truck with stock racks. <e were the #irst MCtis #amilies to arri:e in a town %rimarily %o%ulated by @orweians. <e sAuatted on the south road between the ri:er and the road so in essence we were road allowance MCtis./ was born in 1944 startin school in 195* and my #our older siblins all started school in 194. / was denied my lanuae because we were not allowed to learn or s%eak it in school althouh we s%oke it at home. <e had to learn the nlish lanuae.My %arents always #eared o# their children bein taken by the 3o:ernment to the 0esidential ,chool as many o# their nieces and ne%hews were taken. hanks to them we stayed home but some o# our cousins went to 0esidential ,chool. Compiled by Lawrence BarkwellCoordinator of Metis Heritage and History ResearchLouis Riel Institute Metis %oet and educator Marilyn Dumont is Bruces sister. 2
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