Guiding the Journey – Indigenous Educator Awards

How to Nominate

Use the Online Nomination Form to complete and submit nominations.

Nominate an Educator

 

Application

Nominate an Organization

 

Application

 

Note: As part of Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award process, only the recipients selected for the current year are contacted. If your nomination was not selected this year, it will go forward to the next two juries.

 


 

Eligibility Criteria

Educator Awards

Any person in Canada may nominate educators who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Canadian born or Permanent Canadian residents
  • Practicing K-12 educators in a classroom

 

Organization Award

Any person in Canada may nominate organizations/schools that:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Canadian school, School Board or Organization
  • Have practicing K-12 educators

Guiding the Journey jurors are NOT eligible to nominate and may not submit nominations support letters.

 

Ancestry

For Indigenous educators being nominated for an Educator Award, the nominator will need to confirm the nominee is one of following; First Nation (including status and non-status;), Inuit, Métis, non-Indigenous education partner.  See the nomination form for detailed requirements.

 

Consent of Nominee

Nominee must provide consent in order to be nominated.

 

Letters of Support

Submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 letters of support with nomination.

 

Resume

For educators being nominated for an Educator Award, submit the nominee’s resume.

 

Nominee’s Achievements and Contributions

Educator Awards

Achievements and Awards
Provide a description of the nominee’s achievements and awards. Clearly explain how the nominee contributions are worthy of national recognition. What has the nominee done that was publicly acknowledged or made an impact at the community or local level? (Maximum 500 words)

Career Contributions
Describe how the nominee has made an important contribution to his/her career field. How does this relate to his/her nomination for this Award? You may include references to community service, innovative practices, professional growth, research papers, presentations/speeches, etc. Clearly state how this has influenced your nomination of the nominee. (Maximum 500 words)

Contribution to Community
Describe how the nominee has made an important contribution to the well-being (physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual) of First Nation, Inuit, and/or Métis students at the community level. (Maximum 500 words)

Add other noteworthy details about the nominee. (Maximum 200 words)

Organization Award

Contribution to well-being of First Nation, Inuit or Metis Students and Community
Describe how the nominee has made an important contribution to the well-being (physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual) of First Nation, Inuit, and/or Métis students at the community level. (Maximum 500 words)

What is the overall impression of the school or organization’s contribution and commitment to Indigenous student success and Achievement?
List examples from letters of support, additional information provided by the nominator, and your own thoughts and conclusions. (Maximum 500 words)

Achievements and Awards
Provide a description of the nominee’s achievements and awards. Clearly explain how the nominee contributions are worthy of national recognition. What has the nominee done that was publicly acknowledged or made an impact at the community or local level? (Maximum 500 words)

Add other noteworthy details about the nominee. (Maximum 200 words)