Featured image: Belinda Daniels with students.
"I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world." - Leonardo DiCaprioThis week, actor Leonardo DiCaprio paid tribute to Indigenous people worldwide during his Golden Globe acceptance speech on Sunday night. DiCaprio, who won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama award for his role in The Revenant, thanked Indigenous peoples around the world with an international call to recognize the contributions of Indigenous histories and cultures. Today we honour teachers working with indigenous students, who are contributing every day to the vitality of their communities. Education is a powerful way to create opportunities for the next generation of indigenous societies to allow them to prosper. The Global Teacher Prize is proud to have two wonderful teachers from these communities among our 2016 Top 50 Finalists. Their work has contributed significantly to the development of their cultures, and inspires us every day.