Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards
The Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards recognize First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who
model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education paths. These awards celebrate
the unique qualities of students who inspire their peers, teachers, education leaders and community
members while celebrating the ways of their people. Each student embraces their own gifts, strengths and
potential, respecting the agency of other students to do the same in their own ways.
These awards are hosted by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA).
The Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards are presented annually to students selected by the awards
committee. The committee will consider First Nations, Métis or Inuit student nominees who attend a school
in Alberta, either operated by an ASBA member school board or a First Nations school, who have been
nominated by members of their education community based on their exemplary leadership, honour,
courage and commitment to their own education path.
Award categories are divided into three regions: North, Central and South.
In each region, awards are divided into the following grade categories:
Kindergarten to Grade 3;
Grades 4 to 6;
Grades 7 to 9;
And, Grades 10 to 12.
In total, 12 awards are distributed each year.
More information and Nominations Form on the ASBA website.