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National Gathering for Indigenous Education

Join Canada’s Leading Voices on Indigenous Education in Winnipeg, Manitoba – or from the comfort of your home!

November 23 – 25, 2022 | RBC Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB

For the first time ever, the National Gathering for Indigenous Education will take place via a hybrid format, allowing educators from across the country to attend virtually or in person.

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. This uniquely important annual conference attracts hundreds of educators and partners each year.

The Path Forward: Taking Stock, Accountability and Next Steps. The spirit of this theme is to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators to help foster a mutual understanding: that we all have a duty to learn and apply new teachings to help provide safer and more Indigenized educational spaces for our youth.

Back by popular demand, there will also be a student panel discussion featuring three Indigenous students who will discuss their experiences in post-secondary educational settings.

Network, Share Successful Practices, and Engage

The 2022 National Gathering for Indigenous Education offers two half-days of in-person and virtual keynotes, student panels, spotlight sessions, and workshops.

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.

The Program

You’ll learn effective strategies and discover new research from education experts and our keynote speaker(s) – and gain new insights from the always-popular student panel discussion.

NG 2022 is your opportunity to:

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

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 Counsellors
  • Teaching and Educational Assistants
  • Superintendents
  • Curriculum and Policy writers
  • Mentors and Mentees
  • Cultural Advisors
  • and more!

Guiding the Journey: Educator Awards

Indigenous educators guide their students’ journeys 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 complimentary ticket to the 2022 National Gathering for Indigenous Education, an award from Indspire President and CEO, Mike DeGagné, and a gift of $1,000 to be used towards classroom needs. They will also receive an all-expense-paid trip to the awards ceremony in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


I found the National Gathering offered meaningful learning opportunities that were well worth the time and cost to attend. Hearing so many inspiring, accomplished speakers, learning about award-winning projects across the country, is a very special opportunity that should not be missed.”

It was a very worthwhile attending. I learned so much from every session and all left me feeling encouraged, empowered, and more confident in my knowledge base. I’m sure the live/in-person events are just amazing (this was my first National Gathering) but I don’t think the Virtual version was lacking at all – it was amazing!”

It’s a well-organized conference celebrating Indigenous education and culture. It provides an opportunity for non-Indigenous educators to come together with Indigenous educators to gain a knowledge of pedagogy, instructional practices, and cultural practices to better support the academic and emotional growth of students.”

Contact Us


For information related to sponsorship or the tradeshow, please contact Julia O’Hara, Director, Corporate Partnerships, at johara@indspire.ca or (647) 993-4185. View the 2022 National Gathering program here.

Thank you to our 2022 supporters!

Lead Partner

Presenting Corporate Sponsor & Guiding the Journey Sponsor

Teacher Education Supporter

Major Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors



Pre-Gathering Workshop Sponsor

Partners in Education Welcome Reception Sponsor

Workshop Series Sponsors



Workshop Sponsors

Break Sponsors


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Tradeshow Partners

Asper School of Business Indigenous Business Education Partners
Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba
CWB Welding Foundation
Dreamcatcher Promotions
Eco Canada
Elections Canada
Impala Canada
Learning Bird
Mitybilt Products Inc.
Nelson Education
Quality Classrooms
Rubicon, A Savvas Company
Scanning Pens
TD Summer Reading Club
The University of Winnipeg
Trent University
University of British Columbia
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