Canada: The Story of Us

This epic adventure history series marks 150 years since Confederation and aims to refresh Canada’s national image and reflect on our history. Sometimes controversial and always entertaining, this drama-documentary is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

The series includes interviews with prominent Canadians including Indspire President & CEO, Roberta Jamieson(episodes 1 and 3), and friends of Indspire like Jennifer Podemski,Duncan McCue, and Gerald McMaster.


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Rio Tinto Award for Indigenous Students

Since 2015, through the generous support of Rio Tinto, Indspire has helped support over 1,300 Indigenous students pursue their post-secondary education. On May 17, 2017 in Ottawa, Rio Tinto and Indspire celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s recipients.



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Indspire’s Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour

Next stop: Yellowknife, June 20, 2017

To mark 150 years of Confederation, Indspire is taking previous recipients of Indspire Awards in the Youth categories across the country to talk to Indigenous youth and all Canadians about how they dreamed big and realized their dreams.

#YouthTour Next Stop
June 20 Yellowknife
September 28 Calgary
October 26 Vancouver
November 30 Montreal



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STEAM Horizon Awards

Also on May 17, 2017, we celebrated the STEAM Horizon Awards winners at the National Science and Innovation Gala in Ottawa. The seven winners from across Canada were recognized for their individual achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and received $25,000 towards their post-secondary education.



STEAM Horizon Winners


Canada’s Original Promise – Still Waiting to be Realized

On Tuesday, May 23, as part of CBC Radio’s IDEAS and in partnership with The Laurier Institution, Roberta Jamieson gave a talk at Ryerson University entitled “Canada’s Original Promise – Still Waiting to be Realized”. This was the culminating event in an international series called Us and Them: Diversity, Division, and a World of Difference.

The discussion was recorded and will be broadcast on June 30, 2017 on CBC Radio’s IDEAS.  In the meantime please enjoy this recording from CBC’s live Facebook stream.




Indspire Media Coverage


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Global Announces 2017 Summer Lineup March 23, 2017.

Earlier in the summer, viewers can catch the Indspire Awards – a ceremony that recognizes the highest honour that the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers with a night of music and celebration…


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Winnipeg Free Press

Inspire Indigenous Students

Winnipeg Free Press May 5, 2017.

Charity has supported many Indigenous student’s academic career. In celebration of Canada 150, Indigenous university graduates are talking about the importance of post-secondary education within Indigenous students…


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Indspire Canadian tour to motivate Indigenous youth to stop in Saskatoon

CBC News May 29, 2017 By Danny Kerslake

‘I’ve done a lot of learning about my culture,’ Butcher said of his Métis heritage. Their mission is to invest in and promote Indigenous education, and now as part of Canada’s 150 celebrations, Indspire is sending its youth…


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“Dream big”: Indspire laureates speak to community on national tour May 31, 2017

Josh Butcher said he had one important message to pass along to the young people…“dream big.” “Take the biggest and bets thing that you want to be and you think you can be, and go do it,” he said. “We’re all behind you.”…


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Application Deadline: August 1

In 2016/17, Indspire awarded over $11.6 million through 3,764 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students across Canada. We can help you too. Applications for Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries Scholarships and Awards is now extended to August 1, 2017 for post-secondary education and skilled trades.



Watch the 2017 Indspire Awards broadcast on Global and APTN – Saturday, July 1 at 7 pm ET/PT

Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the Indspire Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. They promote self-esteem and pride for Indigenous communities and provide outstanding role models for Indigenous youth.




Nominations for the 2018 Indspire Awards are NOW OPEN

Deadline: July 21, 2017

Know someone who is of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage who has demonstrated outstanding achievement? Tell us about them by submitting a completed Nomination Form. Please note that nominations submitted for 2016 and 2017 will be considered again this year however, you must re-submit page two of the Nomination Form.


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