Calgary hosted the Indspire Awards Feb. 22 in Calgary. The annual award ceremony celebrates “the journey and accomplishments of 12 extraordinary First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals.”
The award ceremony took place at the Jubilee Auditorium. It will be broadcast on APTN and CBC on June 23. Photos by Bert Crowfoot.
Indspire, an Indigenous-led national charity, awards millions in scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.
The show was hosted by actress Michelle Thrush and Kaniehtiio Horn and included performances by Pat Vegas, PJ Vegas, the Northern Cree Singers, Jeremy Dutcher, Moe Clark, Derek Miller, Carsen Grey, Shakti Hayes, Beatrice Love and Wolf Saga.
2019 Indspire Award Recipients
Barbara Hager, Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson, Jijuu Mary Snowshoe, Dr. Vianne Timmons, Dr. Marlyn Cook, Dianne Corbiere, Peter Dinsdale, Brigette Lacquette, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Kelly Fraser, James Lavalllée, Atuat Akittirq.