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We provide assistance to our First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students – from prospective students to alumni – in achieving their career and personal goals. Through our Circle of Services, you can access:
- information on programs, admissions, registration and study skills
- assistance with Indigenous funding, awards and scholarships
- personal, cultural, academic and career advising
- social, educational, cultural and sporting events
Lethbridge College recognizes that it is located on traditional Blackfoot territory and it is important for our institution to honour the land and culture of the Blackfoot people.
Included in our college’s goal is a commitment to:
Improve the lives of learners and communities through the recognition and respect for the distinct cultures, languages, histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous people and Indigenous-centred education.
Discover all that Lethbridge College has to offer our Indigenous students.
Circle of Services
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a mature student looking to re-enter college to upgrade your skills, Lethbridge College offers a “Circle of Services” to assist you in your journey of pursuing a post-secondary education.
Indigenous Student Support Coordinator
Working closely with the Indigenous team, college faculty and staff, the Indigenous Student Support Coordinator facilitates open and respectful communication between Indigenous learners and college departments so that Indigenous learners' needs are best served. The Coordinator is responsible for Indigenous student recruitment with a focus on the transition of prospective students. In addition, the Coordinator oversees day-to-day operations of the Niitsitapi Gathering Place, supports the development and delivery of the Indigenous Calendar of Events, provides assistance with the delivery of cultural support and cultural awareness training, and collaborates in the development and implementation of best practices for current and prospective Indigenous students.
Indigenous Cultural Support
Through the Indigenous Cultural Support program, you can connect with Elders, spiritual advisors, leaders and role models. Elders and spiritual advisors make regularly scheduled visits to campus and are available to meet individually with you. This opportunity allows you to benefit from the support, traditional knowledge and guidance of the Elders.
Indigenous Student Ambassador
The Indigenous Student Ambassador assists administratively for Indigenous Services. Our Indigenous Student Ambassador is a first point of contact for all students, faculty, staff, Elders, community members and guests, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, who visit the Niitsitapi Gathering Place. The student ambassador is dedicated to the positive promotion of the Indigenous Services Circle of Services, the college’s programs and support services.
Indigenous Career Pathways
Grow and expand your circle of influences and experiences in the Indigenous Career Pathways program. This eight-month program is ideal for those who may not be ready to enter a full-time college program yet but want to enhance their opportunities for success and sample a variety of program offerings. Find out more about this program.
All are welcome in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place – a gathering place for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and the home of the Indigenous Students Club and Indigenous Cultural Support Program. Come meet old and new friends, use the computers, work on class assignments and participate in various student activities throughout the year.
Our logo captures the essence of Lethbridge College’s Indigenous education programs and support services. Representing a Blackfoot tipi cover, the logo signifies the college’s dedication to providing an inclusive learning environment for all Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.