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Indspire Awards:
Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

June 22, 2021 | Broadcast on APTN and CBC

The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people. After 28 years, the Indspire Awards have honoured 384 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.

With Jennifer Podemski as the new Executive Producer, this year’s Indspire Awards broadcast has taken on a new format and will allow viewers to get to know each of the recipients like never before!

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Watch the 2021 Indspire Awards

The 2021 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 2021 Indspire Awards


Meet the 2021 Indspire Award Recipients

Lesley Hampton

Youth Recipient

Mitchell MacDougall

Youth Recipient

Justin Langan

Youth Recipient

Drew Hayden Taylor

Arts

Rosa Walker

Business & Commerce

Emily Angulalik

Culture, Heritage & Spirituality

Lorne Gladu

Education

Catherine Cook

Health

Val Napoleon

Law & Justice

Nahanni Fontaine

Public Service

Dallas Soonias

Sports

Qapik Attagutsiak

Lifetime Achievement

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


Watch the 2020 Indspire Awards

The 2020 Indspire Awards honours ten (10) 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.

Following an investigation into allegations of personal and professional conduct that are a significant departure from generally accepted standards of public behaviour, Indspire has revoked its 2020 Indspire Award for the Arts given to Cowboy Smithx.


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