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Indspire Awards: Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

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The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people. 2023 is a significant year for the Indspire Awards as it marks 30 years of honouring First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement across Turtle Island and beyond. Their stories are shared in a nationally broadcast celebration that showcases the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Watch the 2023 Indspire Awards

The 2023 Indspire Awards honours twelve (12) First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who exemplify Indigenous excellence and whose stories inspire, uplift, and educate Canadians about the tremendous contributions Indigenous people make to our country.

Watch the 2023 Indspire Awards

Meet the 2023 recipients!

Reanna Merasty

Youth Recipient 

Willow Allen

Youth Recipient 

Ruby Bruce

Youth Recipient 

Sandra Laronde


Kylik Kisoun Taylor

Business & Commerce

Jennine Krauchi

Culture, Heritage & Spirituality

Lori Campbell


Christopher Mushquash


Ardith Wal’petko We’dalx Walkem

Law & Justice

Shirley Cuillierrier

Public Service

Joe Dion Buffalo


Albert Marshall

Lifetime Achievement

To learn more about this year’s recipients, visit our Laureates page.

Become a Sponsor today!

As a sponsor, you have a unique opportunity to connect directly with national and regional Indigenous leaders, senior government representatives, and with Canada’s corporate C-suite leadership at the ceremony prior to the broadcast special.

Take a leadership role in inspiring Indigenous youth to reach their full potential and honour Indigenous achievement by becoming a sponsor of this important national Indigenous community celebration.

Learn more about Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2023 supporters!

Lead Partner

30th Anniversary Celebration Sponsor

Broadcast Partners

Major Sponsors

Youth Laureate Sponsor

Founding Partner & Official Airline

Regional Host Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

30th Anniversary Laureate Reception Sponsor

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

Participating Sponsors

Culinary Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Programme Sponsor

In-Kind Media Sponsor

Crystal Table Sponsors

Platinum Table Sponsors

Aecon Group Inc.
Alberta Blue Cross
Athabasca Tribal Council
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
Chandos Construction
Edmonton International Airport
Exovidat Solutions Inc.
Gibson Energy
Gowling WLG
Hudson’s Bay Foundation
Kindred Works
National Association of Friendship Centres
New Gold Inc.
PCL Construction
Purdys Chocolatier
Silver Gummy Foundation
Tato Recruiting
Tamarack Valley Energy
University of Alberta
University of Regina – Office of Indigenous Engagement
Women Building Futures