Recognizing educators who are transforming the lives of Indigenous students every day

Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

Indspire recognizes and celebrates outstanding practicing K-12 educators for their achievement and innovation in Indigenous education. Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards recipients receive a $1,000 prize, framed award, and all-expense paid trip to the awards celebration that is held in conjunction with the annual National Gathering for Indigenous Education.

Join your peers to celebrate the outstanding educators for their achievement on November 4, 2016 by purchasing tickets.

Early Bird rate (by Sept 16) Regular rate (by Nov 3) Onsite rate (Nov 4)
$ 175 $ 200 $ 225


Refund policy

Refunds less $25 administration fee are available prior to October 3, 2016 (registration fee and awards tickets).

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing to between by October 3, 2016, midnight.

No refunds after October 3, 2016, midnight.

Award Categories

Educator Awards

Community Service: First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who demonstrated commitment to K-12 students over the span of a long career in education.

Innovative Practice: First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who consistently demonstrates teaching practices and strategies that exemplify excellence in terms of creativity, use of technology, and effective pedagogy in the classroom.

Leadership: First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who consistently takes on a leadership role in the educational community that fosters achievement amongst K-12 students.

Language, Culture and Traditions: First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who integrates language, culture and Indigenous knowledge into classroom learning and creates a learning environment that is open to multiple ways of knowing the world.

Role Model: First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who teaches by example, positive and healthy lifestyle choices that have had a significant influence on K-12 students.

Partner in Indigenous Education: Non-Indigenous educator who has made a significant contribution to furthering K-12 Indigenous student success


Organization Award

Whole school or Indigenous education organization that has developed models, strategies, and programs that have made an impact in the field of Indigenous Education.


For more info, please contact us: | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747 ) x252