Indspire Awards


Edmonton school wins national award for Indigenous excellence

Boyle Street Education Centre was recognized for the difference it has made in the lives of Indigenous youth for the past 26 years.

Two Indigenous women at the forefront of beauty and wellness share their intentional approach to business

Indspire Award recipients Jenn Harper and Shayla Oulette Stonechild are modelling what their industries can be.

'A legend in his own time': Charlie Snowshoe of Fort McPherson dies at 88

One of Charlie Snowshoe’s last wishes came true — to die at home, surrounded by family. The Gwich’in elder died Wednesday in Fort McPherson, N.W.T. He was 88.

How to watch the 2022 Indspire Awards on CBC

The 2022 Indspire Awards airs Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, the CBC Listen app and APTN.

Read the English translation of Siyamiyateliot Elizabeth Phillips's Indspire Award acceptance speech

Siyamiyateliot Elizabeth Phillips is the recipient of the 2022 Indspire Culture, Heritage & Spirituality Award. The Indspire awards honour Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples who are inspiring change and progress in their communities.

Annette Trimbee, president of MacEwan University, receives Indspire Award

Dr. Annette Trimbee’s career exemplifies a deep commitment to education and public service, informed by the teachings of her Métis grandmother. Although her original dream was to become a biology professor, she became passionate about public policy while completing post-doctoral studies on water.

Indspire Laureate Chef David Wolfman's journey from kitchen to classroom

'Our culture is about sharing': From Xaxli’p First Nation, B.C., Wolfman is a chef most known for his Indigenous cuisine with a modern flare. He is the 2022 Indspire Award recipient for Arts.

New cultural centre is on its way to Cambridge Bay

More cultural programs and activities for the western Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay are on the way with the construction of an additional cultural workshop space this summer.

Fashion designer wins Indspire award

Melissa Attagusiak launched her own fashion label called Nuvuja9, where she designs clothes and jewelry using sealskin and other traditional materials.

CBC Gem expands Indigenous Stories Collection

CBC Gem has added new titles to the Indigenous Stories Collection, featuring a variety of series and full-length documentaries. Start streaming.

CBC and APTN announce agreement to support Indigenous programming

A new collaboration between media organizations CBC and APTN aims to create more Indigenous content that reaches more Canadians and to improve the hiring and retention of Indigenous creators, the broadcasters announced Thursday. 

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.

Manitoba's education overhaul plan a step forward for Indigenous students, advocates say

Advocates for Indigenous students say Manitoba's latest education reform action plan is a good first step toward improving their outcomes in school, but it must be followed up with continuing community engagement and critical reflection.

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.’

Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon returns from U.S. to take job in St. John's

Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk is the first Inuk cardiac surgeon in Canada, with a plethora of awards and designations behind her, including a 2018 Indspire Award for Inuit youth.

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