Indspire Awards


How to watch the 2021 Indspire Awards on CBC

The 2021 Indspire Awards airs Tuesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, the CBC Listen app and APTN.

Lesley Hampton on Indigenous inclusion and opening doors by way of fashion

The 2021 Indspire Award recipient on encouraging other youth ‘to take up space in the industry.’

Read the English translation of Qapik Attagutsiak's Indspire Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech

Qapik Attagutsiak is recipient of the 2021 Indspire Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read the English translation of Emily Angulalik's Indspire Award acceptance speech

Emily Angulalik is recipient of the 2021 Indspire Award for for Culture, Heritage and Spirituality.

CBC Manitoba asks this year's Indspire award winners: What does it mean to receive this award?

This year, CBC Manitoba's Indspire Awards honours four Indigenous people from Manitoba for their contributions to business, social justice, health care and Métis culture. 

Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine captures Indspire Award!

CBC's Holly Bernier spoke with Fontaine about her Indspire Award win for Public Service.

Manitoba doctor awarded Indspire Award for Indigenous health advocacy

Dr. Marcia Anderson speaks about her mentor Dr. Catherine Cook, who was presented with a 2021 Indspire Award for her work in medicine.

2021 Indspire Awards recipient Drew Hayden Taylor talks about how he wrote the novel Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

In this 2010 interview, the Ojibway playwright, author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers on location at Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario.

Dallas Soonias on The Homestretch

We talk to Calgary's Dallas Soonias about being honoured with a 2021 Indspire Award for his career achievements in the volleyball world.



Red carpet fashion at the 2020 Indspire Awards

Everybody’s dressed to the nines in their finest fits at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.

Michael DeGagné chosen to lead Indspire as president and CEO

The new president and CEO of Indspire says it's time to 'double down' on Indigenous education

Advocate worries Manitoba school board changes will put Indigenous education on back burner

Dissolving school divisions will erode relationships with Indigenous educators, says Rebecca Chartrand, vice-president of programs and student success at Indspire.

Indspire partners with Western University

Bursaries of $4,000 will be provided to students in any field of study, with engineering students receiving bursaries of $8,000


How to watch the 2020 Indspire Awards

The 2020 Indspire Awards airs Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, the CBC Listen app and APTN

Meet the 2020 Indspire youth recipients serving as role models in their communities and beyond

Alicia Aragutak, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, and Alana Robert were honoured this year by Indspire for their achievements.

Waubetek Business Development's Dawn Madahbee Leach wins Indspire award

The 2020 Indspire Awards will be handed out this weekend — and three women from Manitoulin Island are among the recipients. The awards are given out by the Indigenous community for First Nations, Inuit and Métis who have excelled in their respective fields.



"Embrace who you are." What advice do you have for the next generation?

We asked some of the Indspire Award recipients what advice they had for youth.

Watch Kelly Fraser's performance of 'Sedna'

Watch late singer Kelly Fraser perform the title track from her second album 'Sedna' at the 2018 Indspire Awards. The acclaimed Inuk singer died on Christmas Eve.

Atwood to donate Booker Prize winnings to Indspire scholarship

Atwood revealed during a news conference that she plans to donate her share of the prize money to a scholarship for Indigenous students in environmental studies.

How to watch the 2019 Indspire Awards on CBC

Stream the 26th annual Indspire Awards now on CBC Gem, honouring Indigenous talent from across Canada.

Atuat Akittirq has dedicated her life to keeping Inuit culture alive

Atuat Akittirq is a knowledge keeper. Following her family's forced relocation, she's used traditional skills and artistry to keep Inuit culture alive.
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Jeremy Dutcher, Moe Clark, Joey Stylez and more headline Indspire Awards

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Indspire Awards' musical performers.

Indspire Awards honour Cree doctor who serves her home community

Dr. Marlyn Cook is a Cree doctor who returned home to work with her community. She is a 2019 Indspire award winner in the health category and is being honoured for blending traditional healing and western science.

Kaniehtiio Horn, Indspire Awards host, shares why she loves Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

Kaniehtiio Horn is a Mohawk actress known for her role on Letterkenny and as host of the podcast Coffee with my Ma.

Métis kayaker and Cree doctor among this year's Indspire Award winners

Twelve Indigenous people from across Canada will receive Indspire Awards this year, which honour the education and achievement of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.