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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 and this year seeks out submissions that highlight pedagogies inclusive of Indigenous cultures, languages and perspectives that engage schools, educators, parents and communities to advance system change so that within a generation, every Indigenous student will graduate.

We welcome proposals on topics related to the following areas in K-12 education:

Mental/Intellectual – Knowing

  • Academic, literacy, numeracy
  • Early learning
  • Special education
  • Career counselling
  • Progressive school leadership models
  • Critical inquiry, 21st century fluencies-progressive ways of teaching and assessment
  • Understanding of colonial legacy and residential schools

Emotional/Social – Feeling

  • Mental health
  • Suicide and prevention
  • Parental engagement
  • Social skills, self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Student mentorship programs, role models

Physical – Doing

  • Health and nutrition
  • Land based learning
  • Attendance, graduation
  • Technology
  • Student engagement
  • Support students in transitions from rural to urban areas and to PSE

Spiritual – Being

  • Culture
  • Language
  • Traditional arts
  • Wellness
  • Culturally relevant resources/curricula

Formats and Guidelines

In addition, your presentation must meet the format and guideline requirements set by Indspire. See the acceptable presentation formats and guidelines below.

Presentation Formats


Intensive sessions in which participants learn, practice and/or develop teaching methods, or other hands on practical and interactive skill development workshops.


An abstract outlining the focus of the paper being presented. Final accepted papers must be submitted 30 days prior to workshop session. Paper must relate to the theme of the National Gathering for Indigenous Education. Presenters will present a summary of the paper and are encouraged to use handouts and audio-visual aids.

Panel Discussion

Panel presentations provide a forum for a group to discuss issues related to improving Indigenous education. Panel sessions must have a minimum of 3 speakers.

Presentation Guidelines

Sessions will be 30 minutes in duration. Indspire’s online form (below) must be used to submit all proposals, or you can download a fillable pdf and send to

You will be asked to provide:

  • A 100 word biography of the presenter (and co-presenter if applicable)
  • Title of workshop presentation
  • A succinct 500 word description of the workshop presentation that includes: (A) Description of how your topic relates to the theme and (B) Description of how you plan to involve participants in your session
  • A 100 word workshop abstract
  • Identification of 3 expected learning outcomes
  • Intended audience: primary, junior, intermediate, senior or some combination thereof

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Friday, September 17, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

If your submission is successful you will be required to confirm your participation within 10 days of being notified. If we do not hear from you within 10 days the workshop space will be offered to another submission.

Online Proposal Submission Form


If you have any questions, please email