Calgary host's the Indspire Awards tonight, an annual award ceremony that celebrates “the journey and accomplishments of 12 extraordinary First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals.”
The award ceremony takes place at the Jubilee Auditorium. It will later be broadcast on APTN and CBc on June 23.
Indspire, an Indigenous-led national Charity, awarded $14.2 million in scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in 2017-18.
The awards show will be hosted by actress Michelle Thrush and Kaniehtiio Horn and include 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.
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.