2023 Esquao Awards Gala

Each year, the Esquao Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women from throughout Alberta and raise awareness about the challenges and obstacles they face.

Friday, May 12, 2023
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Calgary, Alberta
Join us in honouring Indigenous women
from across Alberta.

Get Tickets Here

Call us at 1-877-471-2171
Email us at esquao@iaaw.ca

Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, founded the Esquao Awards in 1995 and they have grown to be the single largest recognition event of Indigenous women in Canada, inspiring Indigenous women across the province to get involved in their communities, on and off the reserve and settlement.



This year’s honoured Esquao Award recipients include leaders in trades and technology, education, and business; teachers of traditional Indigenous culture and holistic health; and advocates seeking justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Click here to read about the 2023 Esquao Award Recipients.

Nominations for the Esquao Awards are closed for 2023.

Due to the overwhelming number of nominations received, unfortunately, we can no longer accept nominations at this time.