National Gathering for Indigenous Education
Join Canada’s leading voices on Indigenous education in Winnipeg, Manitoba – or from the comfort of your home!
November 20 – 22, 2024 | Winnipeg, MB
Indspire is pleased to announce that the 2024 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 one-of-a-kind venue 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. We invite you to join the conversation!
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 National Gathering for Indigenous Education offers two half-days of in-person and virtual keynotes, student panels, and workshops.
Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to infuse your teaching with new knowledge by meeting other educators and learning about best practices in Indigenous education!
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 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
- Education Directors
- Guidance Counsellors
- Teaching and Educational Assistants
- Curriculum and Policy writers
- Mentors and Mentees
- Cultural Advisors
- and more!
Call for Presentations
The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners in education can celebrate, renew and rebuild relationships and share experiences with a mutual goal of improving educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous students.
Indspire continues to showcase strategies that grow Indigenous student success. This year, we are seeking submissions that highlight pedagogies inclusive of Indigenous cultures, languages and perspectives to engage schools, educators, parents and communities.
The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
Guiding the Journey: Educator Awards
Indigenous educators guide their students’ journeys through leadership, innovative practice, and dedication to community. The Guiding the Journey Awards recognize Indigenous educators and organizations who have made valuable contributions to community-based education and honour the principles of Indigenous knowledge.
“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.”
If you have general event questions or issues with registration, please contact email@example.com or (647) 925-3969.
For information related to sponsorship or the tradeshow, please contact Wendy Quick, Senior Development Officer, Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 987-0244. View the 2022 National Gathering program here.
Thank you to our 2023 supporters!
Presenting Corporate Sponsor & Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards Sponsor
Teacher Education Supporter
Post-Secondary Summit Supporter
Host City Sponsor
Pre-Gathering Workshop Sponsor
Partners in Education Reception Sponsor
Charging Station Sponsor
Canadian Coast Guard College
Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
MityBilt Products Inc.
Supportive Hearing Systems Inc.
TD Summer Reading Club
University of British Columbia