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Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

Call for Nominations

Indigenous educators guide their students’ journey through leadership, innovative practice, and dedication to community. Guiding the Journey recognizes Indigenous educators who have made valuable contributions to community-based education and honour the principles of Indigenous knowledge.

Community Service

First Nation, Inuit or Métis educator who demonstrates a life-long/ongoing commitment to K-12 students.

Innovative Practice

First Nation, Inuit or Métis educator who consistently demonstrates teaching practices and strategies that exemplify excellence.

Language, Culture and Traditions

First Nation, Inuit or Métis educator who integrates language, culture and Indigenous knowledge to create a learning environment open to multiple ways of knowing the world.

Leadership

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

Role Model

First Nation, Inuit or Métis person who teaches by example, demonstrating positive and healthy lifestyle choices that have 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

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


How to Nominate

Please use the Online Nomination Form (below) or download the Nominations Form to complete and submit nominations. If you are using the downloadable form, please send your documents to educatorawards@indspire.ca

Note: As part of the Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards process, only the recipients selected for the current year are contacted. If your nomination was not selected this year, it will go forward to the next two juries.

The deadline to nominate is August 15, 2022.

Educator Nomination Form

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Organization Nomination Form

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Nominee Declaration Form

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Eligibility Criteria

Educator Awards

Any person in Canada may nominate educators who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Are Canadian-born or permanent Canadian residents
  • Are practicing K-12 educators in a classroom

Organization Award

Any person in Canada may nominate organizations/schools that:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Are Canadian schools, school boards or organizations
  • Have practicing K-12 educators

Ancestry

For Indigenous educators being nominated for an Educator Award, the nominator will need to confirm the nominee is one of the following: First Nation (including status and non-status), Inuit, Métis or non-Indigenous education partner. See the nomination form for detailed requirements.

Consent of Nominee

The nominee must provide consent in order to be nominated for an award.

Letters of Support

Please submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 letters of support with the nomination.

Resume

For educators being nominated for an Educator Award, please submit the nominee’s resume with the nomination.


Online Nomination Form

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