National Gathering for Indigenous Education

Join us in November for the 2018 National Gathering for Indigenous Education in Edmonton, AB.
Our theme is Transforming Education through Reconciliation. Stay tuned for more details!

Why should you attend?

  • Share Successful Practices and research
  • Network with educators from across Canada
  • Participate in practical workshops that address the cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of K-12 Indigenous students
  • Listen to inspiring keynote and guest speaker presentations
  • Celebrate excellence at the Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards
  • Learn about Indspire’s K-12 Institute programs and resources for educators



2017 National Gathering for Indigenous Education

From November 30th to December 1st, 2017, over 700 Educators joined us in Montreal for the fifth annual National Gathering for Indigenous Education. Educators had the opportunity to network, share successful practices, and participate in over 70 workshops, where they learned ways of improving the educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous students.

Meegwetch to our keynote speaker, Dr. Cindy Blackstock and guest speaker, Alika Lafontaine for their inspiration. Thank you to the educators who came from across Canada to share their expertise and learn from each other about how we can move forward together in education and reconciliation.

Download the 2017 conference programme.


Education and Reconciliation: Moving forward together

Canada’s 150th is a time to celebrate, renew and rebuild our relationships. Indigenous education is a reciprocal process that includes cultures, traditions, and histories and engages students, staff, parents, and community partners to collaborate for student success. Closing the gap in Indigenous education is critical for the future of Canada. The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners can share their experiences and work together to improve the educational outcomes of K- 12 Indigenous students. This conference is another step towards reconciliation and presents workshops within four categories: knowing, feeling, doing, being.

Celebrating and exploring our rich Indigenous cultures, traditions, and histories; this conference engages educators, and community partners to collaborate for student success.

Special thank you to the supporters of the 2017 National Gathering for Indigenous Education.

Conference Bag Sponsor 

Workshop Sponsors




Guiding the Journey
Table Sponsor

Tradeshow Sponsors
Elections Canada
Kids Help Phone
Learning Bird
Lightspeed Technologies
McIntyre Media Inc
Nelson Education Ltd.
Pearson Canada
Public Service Commission of Canada – QC Regional Office
Queen’s University – Aboriginal Access to Engineering
Voices Into Action by FAST

For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Ailis Hamilton, Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, 416- 987-0243