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!
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.
Meet the 2021 Indspire Award Recipients
Drew Hayden Taylor
Business & Commerce
Culture, Heritage & Spirituality
Law & Justice
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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