30th Anniversary of Indspire Awards celebrates three decades of Indigenous achievement
March 9, 2023 – Ohsweken, ON
Indspire is pleased to announce that the much-anticipated 2023 Indspire Awards will have an even broader scope for celebration this year. This year’s event will not only honour twelve exceptional Indigenous achievers, but will also commemorate 30 years of Indigenous excellence, welcoming past Indspire Laureates to a generation-spanning event along with the 2023 Awards recipients.
The 2023 Indspire Awards will be celebrated during a star-studded gala on May 11, 2023, at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, AB. It will feature live performances by acclaimed artists Aysanabee, Riit, and Notorious Cree, and dynamic public speaker Stan Wesley will be the Master of Ceremonies.
“The 2023 Indspire Awards will be a multilayered celebration, one which honours the 2023 Indspire Laureates as well as the hundreds of Laureates who have received accolades in the three decades since the Awards’ inception,” said Mike DeGagné, President & CEO of Indspire. “Bringing these generations of Indigenous achievers together will make this a particularly noteworthy and meaningful celebration, and we invite you to be part of the circle of friends, partners, and supporters who have made this 30th anniversary possible.”
The stories of the 2023 Indspire Laureates will be shared in a nationally broadcast celebration that showcases the diversity and accomplishments of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The 2023 Indspire Awards will be broadcast nationwide in June on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, the CBC Listen app and APTN.
Tickets are currently available on Indspire’s website, with a number of options available: per table ($5000) or per ticket ($500 regular ticket, $150 student ticket).
Air Canada is also offering attendees a special 15% discount for all bookings made before May 1, 2023 – see website for details.
Indspire gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors and partners:
Lead Partner: Government of Canada
30th Anniversary Celebration Sponsor: Cenovus
Broadcast Partners: APTN and CBC
Major Sponsors: Shell Canada Limited and Suncor Energy Inc.
Regional Host Sponsor: Keyera
Youth Laureate Sponsor: Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust
Founding Partner and Official Airline: Air Canada
Dinner Sponsor: Teck Resources Limited
30th Anniversary Laureate Reception Sponsor: Dixon Mitchell
Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor: EY
Participating Sponsors: Capital Power and Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Culinary Sponsor: Imperial
Supporting Sponsors: Certarus, Deloitte, Rio Tinto, and Scotiabank
Programme Sponsor: Mawer Investment
In-Kind Media Sponsor: Kijiji
Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. In 2021-2022, Indspire provided more than $23 million through 6,612 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students across Canada.
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