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Guiding the Journey:
Indigenous Educator Awards

November 21 | Sheraton Centre | Toronto, ON

Guiding the Journey recognizes Indigenous educators, one Indigenous organization, and one non-Indigenous educator, who have made valuable contributions to community-based education and honour the principles of Indigenous knowledge.

Award recipients receive a framed award from Indspire President and CEO Roberta Jamieson, a gift of $1,000 to be used towards classroom needs and an expense paid trip to the awards ceremony being held in Toronto, Ontario on November 21, 2019.

Nominations for Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for the list of our 2019 recipients! Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.

Nomination Categories

  • Community Service – First Nations, Inuit or Métis educator who demonstrates a life-long/ ongoing commitment to K-12 students.
  • Innovative Practice – First Nations, Inuit or Métis educator who consistently demonstrates teaching practices and strategies that exemplify excellence.
  • Leadership – First Nations, Inuit or Métis educator who consistently takes on a leadership role in the educational community that fosters achievement amongst K-12 students.
  • Language, Culture and Traditions – First Nations, Inuit or Métis educator who integrates language, culture and Indigenous knowledge into learning that creates a learning environment open to multiple ways of knowing the world.
  • Role Model – First Nations, 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 – School, School Board or Indigenous education organization that has developed models, strategies, and programs that have made an impact in the field of Indigenous Education.


If you have any questions regarding Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards, please contact us at or 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x1132 or visit our FAQ page.