W. Yvon Dumont, OM (born January 21, 1951) is a Manitoba politician and office-holder. In 1993, he became the first member of Manitoba's Métis community to be appointed as the province's 21st Lieutenant Governor. He was born in St. Laurent, Manitoba. He became involved in the Manitoba Métis Federation in 1967, and became its Director for the Interlake region in 1972. He was chosen Executive Vice-President of the Federation in 1973, and served as its President from 1984 to 1993.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • W. Yvon Dumont, OM (born January 21, 1951) is a Manitoba politician and office-holder. In 1993, he became the first member of Manitoba's Métis community to be appointed as the province's 21st Lieutenant Governor. He was born in St. Laurent, Manitoba. He became involved in the Manitoba Métis Federation in 1967, and became its Director for the Interlake region in 1972. He was chosen Executive Vice-President of the Federation in 1973, and served as its President from 1984 to 1993. Dumont was also a founding member of the Native Council of Canada in 1972, and served as President of the Métis National Council from 1988 to 1993. He has participated as a representative of the MMF at Canadian First Ministers' conference, and has been actively involved in constitutional debates concerning Canada's aboriginal and Métis peoples. Dumont has rejected the integration of Métis services into larger aboriginal institutions, expressing concern that Métis distinctiveness could be lost. Dumont has also been a municipal councillor in St. Laurent, and was on the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba. He received a Manitoba Métis Federation Award in 1993, and a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, now the Indspire Awards, in 1996. Dumont's appointment as Lt. Governor of Manitoba coincided with a national reappraisal of Métis leader Louis Riel's role in the province's creation. Once regarded as a rebel and an outlaw, Riel has in recent years been accepted as a Father of Confederation for his role in establishing a provisional government in the Red River Colony. The appointment of Dumont as Lt. Governor undoubtedly reflected this changed perspective. The position of Lt. Governor is largely ceremonial, and Dumont had very little influence over the Progressive Conservative government of Gary Filmon. Dumont was appointed to the Order of Manitoba in 2001. He ran again for the leadership of the MMF in 2003, but was defeated by David Chartrand. (en)
  • W. Yvon Dumont, CM OM (* 21. Januar 1951 in St. Laurent, Manitoba) ist ein kanadischer Politiker. Von 1993 bis 1999 war er Vizegouverneur der Provinz Manitoba, als erster Angehöriger der Métis. (de)
  • Yvon Dumont est un homme politique canadien, Lieutenant-gouverneur de la province du Manitoba de 1993 à 1999. (fr)
dbo:birthDate
  • 1951-01-21 (xsd:date)
  • 1951-1-21
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:monarch
dbo:office
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
  • President of theMétis National Council
dbo:orderInOffice
  • 21st
dbo:predecessor
dbo:successor
dbo:termPeriod
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 960825 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 730322896 (xsd:integer)
dbp:after
dbp:as
  • a former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
  • a former President of the Executive Council of Manitoba
dbp:before
dbp:compartment
  • A grassy mound growing thereon prairie crocuses and prairie lilies proper
dbp:crest
  • Issuant from a coronet of Red River cart wheels conjoined by infinity signs set on a rim Or an arm embowed proper habited Azure and holding a banner flying to the dexter Azure charged with an infinity sign Argent
dbp:escutcheon
  • Azure a Red River cart wheel supporting a coronet of alternating maple leaves and prairie crocus flowers set on a rim between four infinity signs three in chief one in base Or
dbp:governorGeneral
dbp:honorificPrefix
dbp:motto
  • BRISER LES SOLITUDES
dbp:nationality
  • Canadian
dbp:occupation
  • small business owner, Community Organizer
dbp:orders
  • DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM
  • The ribbon and insignia of a Companion of the Order of Canada.
dbp:premier
dbp:profession
  • Politician
dbp:supporters
  • Dexter a buffalo Or armed unguled and gorged with a rope tied thereto a Red River cart wheel Azure Sinister a stallion Or unguled and gorged with a coronet as in the Crest Azure
dbp:termEnd
  • 1993 (xsd:integer)
dbp:termStart
  • 1988 (xsd:integer)
dbp:yearAdopted
  • 1993-12-15 (xsd:date)
dct:description
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (en)
dct:subject
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • W. Yvon Dumont, CM OM (* 21. Januar 1951 in St. Laurent, Manitoba) ist ein kanadischer Politiker. Von 1993 bis 1999 war er Vizegouverneur der Provinz Manitoba, als erster Angehöriger der Métis. (de)
  • Yvon Dumont est un homme politique canadien, Lieutenant-gouverneur de la province du Manitoba de 1993 à 1999. (fr)
  • W. Yvon Dumont, OM (born January 21, 1951) is a Manitoba politician and office-holder. In 1993, he became the first member of Manitoba's Métis community to be appointed as the province's 21st Lieutenant Governor. He was born in St. Laurent, Manitoba. He became involved in the Manitoba Métis Federation in 1967, and became its Director for the Interlake region in 1972. He was chosen Executive Vice-President of the Federation in 1973, and served as its President from 1984 to 1993. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Yvon Dumont (en)
  • W. Yvon Dumont (de)
  • Yvon Dumont (fr)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:givenName
  • W. (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Yvon Dumont (en)
  • W. Yvon Dumont (en)
is dbo:predecessor of
is dbo:successor of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:after of
is dbp:lieutenantGovernor of
is foaf:primaryTopic of