Marni Hope (Miisomii’kitsikaakii/Long Time Offering) was appointed to the Lethbridge College Board of Governors for a three-year term beginning in September 2023. She is the Indigenous student support and events coordinator at the college and through her role she develops and delivers cultural workshops and programs that centre around Indigenous culture, language and history with the goal of nurturing self-esteem, confidence and identity.
Hope is an alum of Trent University and has an impressive athletic background. Not only did she play post-secondary basketball at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, but she also contributed her talents to Trent University’s cross-country team. Beyond her athletic achievements, Hope is a community scholar who proudly advocates for Indigenous people and is devoted and passionate about child welfare issues. She is the vice president for the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA), a non-profit society dedicated to building a supportive community for survivors and raising the awareness of the Sixties Scoop Era. Hope also serves as a board member for the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame and represents Indigenous interests on the Oldman River Health Advisory Council.
She is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Calgary, concentrating on land-based learning. Hope’s academic pursuits reflect her commitment to a holistic approach to education. Outside of her professional and academic endeavours, Hope takes immense pride in being a devoted mother to her three remarkable children.