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Indspire Awards:
Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

March 6, 2020 | National Arts Centre | Ottawa, ON

The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people. After 27 years, the Indspire Awards have honoured 373 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement. The show is a nationally broadcast celebration of culture showcasing the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada including performances by Canada’s biggest names in Indigenous entertainment.

Watch the 2020 Indspire Awards

The 2020 Indspire Awards will be broadcast on APTN, CBC, CBC Radio and CBC GEM on Sunday June 21, 2020 at 8:00pm / 8:30pm NT.

The 2020 Indspire Awards honours eleven (11) 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. The 2020 Indspire Awards was filmed in Ottawa, Ontario at the National Arts Centre.

2021 Nominations opening soon!

We will be accepting nominations for the 2021 Indspire Awards soon! Stay tuned for updates.

Meet the 2020 Indspire Award Recipients!

Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Youth – First Nation

Alicia Aragutak

Youth – Inuit

Alana Robert

Youth – Métis

Cowboy Smithx

Arts

Dawn Madahbee Leach

Business and Commerce

Claudette Commanda

Culture, Heritage and Spirituality

Candice Lys

Education

Karen Lawford

Health

Marian Jacko

Law and Justice

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell

Lifetime Achievement

Gina Wilson

Public Service

To read more about the Indspire Award recipients, please visit our Laureates page for full biographies.


Watch the 
2019 Indspire Awards

Held in Calgary, Alberta

The 2019 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. The 2019 Indspire Awards was filmed in Calgary, Alberta at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.


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Lead Partner | Partenaire principal

Presenting Corporate Sponsor | Commanditaire principal

Indigenous Youth Sponsor | Commanditaire des jeunes autochtones

Major Sponsors & Broadcast Partners | Commanditaires majeurs et partenaires de télédiffusion

Major Sponsors | Commanditaires majeurs

Founding Partner & Official Airline | Partenaire fondateur et transporteur aérien officiel

Youth Laureate Sponsor | Commanditaire des prix jeunesse

Post-Awards Ceremony Reception Sponsor | Commanditaire de la réception suivant la remise des prix

Participating Sponsor | Commanditaires participant

Regional Partner | Partenaire régional

Supporting Sponsors | Commanditaires de soutien

Entertainment Sponsor | Commanditaire du divertissement

Programme Sponsor and Young Leaders Table Sponsor | Commanditaire du programme et table des chefs de file

Crystal Tables | Tables de cristal

CIBC

Platinum Tables | Tables de platine

Don Worme

Wiikwemkoong First Nation

Gold Tickets | Billets Or

Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association
Indigenous Reconciliation Group
Post Media

Silver Tickets | Billets Argent

Dome Productions
NAFC
Maria Cruz
Society of United Professionals
Wendy McLeod
Wiikwemkoong First Nation

Individual Tickets | Billets Individuels

APEX
Alicia Aragutak
Darrell Beaulieu
Christina Buckshot
Canadian Canoe Museum
Derek Chum
Claudette Commanda
Cree-Naskapi Commission
Travis Croken
Kelly Cyr
Joe Dion
Alan Doak
Fenix Solutions
Greg Finlayson
Tamara Fontaine
David Forrest
Fortis Alberta
Fort McKay First Nation
Brad Greyeyes-Brant
ImagineNATIVE
Indigenous Institutes Consortium
Innergex
Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre
Diane Jacko
Marian Jacko

Elaine Keillor
Tim Laronde
Karen Lawford
Candice Lys
Dawn Madahbee Leach
Lewis Makarios
Gina Mcdougall-Wilson
NAACA
Northwest Territory Métis Nation
Anita Olsen Harper
Delia Opekokew
Paul Robitaille
Maria Rogers
Edward Roundpoint
Ana Santarem
Seven Generations Energy
Laurie Sterritt
Summa Strategies
Jeff Turner
Nona Vincent
Marilyn Whitaker

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