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National Gathering
for Indigenous Education

Canada’s Leading Voices on Indigenous Education Streamed Directly to your Home

November 25 – 27, 2020.

Join us for the National Gathering for Indigenous Education @ Home. The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners can share their voices and work together to improve the educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous students. Our annual conference attracts hundreds of educators and partners each year.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of public health and safety, this year’s National Gathering will take place virtually, featuring workshops over two days, a keynote address, and an opportunity to network and share best practices with Indigenous educators across the country.

There will also be a student panel discussion with three Indigenous students who will discuss their experiences in post secondary educational settings.

Thank you for making National Gathering 2020 a success!

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Network, Share Successful Practices, and Engage

The 2020 National Gathering for Indigenous Education offers two half days of virtual workshop presentations by educators from across Canada.

Take advantage of this opportunity to refresh and renew your passion for teaching by meeting other educators and learning about best practices in Indigenous education.

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The Program

From our professional presentations, keynote speaker and popular student panel discussion, you’ll learn from education experts and discover new research at the 2020 National Gathering.

NG 2020 is your opportunity to:

  • Learn strategies for engaging students
  • Share best practices in the classroom
  • Examine emerging trends affecting Indigenous students today
  • and more!
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Who Should Attend?

The National Gathering attracts people from many areas, including:

  • On-reserve Educators
  • Principals and Vice-Principals
  • Elementary and High School Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Students
  • Education Directors
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Teaching and Educational Assistants
  • Superintendents
  • Curriculum and Policy writers
  • Mentors and Mentees
  • Cultural Advisors
  • and more!

Guiding the Journey: Educator Awards

Indigenous educators guide a 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. Award recipients receive a framed award and a $1,000 prize.


“I thought that the timing of everything worked really well. I loved the workshops offered, there was a huge variety. It was really helpful that it showed which ones were dedicated towards leadership. I enjoyed watching the teachers and organizations receive their awards, as well as the panel with past recipients. My favourite part though, was how inclusive it is to everyone!”

– Brigitte Benning, Indigenous Educator, Peace Wapiti School District

“While many may offer workshops to assist teachers in realizing the TRC Calls to Action, The National Gathering ensures that the voice of Indigenous people stays at the fore. Even more importantly, this conference fed my soul at the same time as it increased my knowledge and provoked reflection. I recommend this conference wherever I travel.”

– Diane Dewing, President, Ontario Teachers’ Federation

“The presenters were interesting and I found all of my sessions quite informative. I will incorporate some educational strategies in my classroom right away and my curricular planning in the upcoming month will be much more informed. I met other people who shared some of my interests so I’m sure I’ll develop these new connections in the near future.”

– Maxine Hildebrandt, Teacher, Mother Earth’s Children’s Charter School

Contact Us


For information related to sponsorship or the tradeshow, please contact Julia O’Hara, Director, Corporate Partnerships, at  or (416) 987.0262

Thank you to our supporters

Lead Partner

Presenting Corporate Sponsor

Major Sponsor – TD Bank Group Day:
Thursday November 26

Major Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Student Panel Sponsor

Inspiration Sponsor

Workshop Series Sponsor



Break Sponsors

Tradeshow Partners

Elections Canada
Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund
Humber College
Indigenous Institutes Consortium
International Experience Canada
Learning Bird
National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE)
Nelson Education
Nipissing University
Origin Recruitment
Pearson Canada
Portage & Main Press
Rupertsland Institute
Scanning Pens
Trent University
University of British Columbia
Wintergreen Learning Materials