News for Students

2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24, 2017 Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte-Marie

Thirteen First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals from across the country will be honoured on March 24, 2017, at the Indspire Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The ceremony, hosted by multi-award nominated actress and singer/songwriter, Cheri Maracle and well-known TV personality, Kyle Nobess, will feature Indigenous talent from across the country, including special guest performer, Cree singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, who is a well-known songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist and winner of countless awards!

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News for Educators

Join us at Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference in Ottawa this March and explore post secondary and career options with your Indigenous students. Indspire invites high school educators and their First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students from grades 9-12 to Ottawa, ON from Thursday, March 23, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017.

The Westin Ottawa, Algonquin college, and the University of Ottawa will each host a Soaring event that will include a complimentary lunch and prize giveaways.

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Indspire News
  • Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour
    Indspire was selected as a unique Indigenous-led charity that focuses on supporting Indigenous education. Indspire received funding to showcase the Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour in highly-interactive panel discussions to be hosted in seven cities – Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Yellowknife. The first tour will be launched at the Indspire Soaring Career Conference to be held in Ottawa on March 23, 2017 at The Westin Hotel. Following the launch, there will be one tour held on a university campus, each month (except for July and August) until November 2017, with the closing celebration to be held in conjunction with the Indspire National Gathering at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. These two sessions will be recorded for broader distribution, as they will have the largest audiences (approx. 1,000+ a
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