Ready to honour history.

Welcome to Indigenous Services. 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

Situated on traditional Blackfoot territory, Lethbridge College recognizes and celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Blackfoot people. Our Aboriginal Framework policy reads:

The Blackfoot people welcome Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to share in their rich heritage and culture. Lethbridge College is dedicated to providing high-quality education and support services with close links to the community through partnerships and being a fully engaged member of the local community.

Discover all that Lethbridge College has to offer our Indigenous students.

Read the Indigenous Services viewbook

Circle of Services

We developed the Circle of Services to support you at every step on your journey as you pursue your goals for your future. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a mature student looking to upgrade your skills, we can provide you with quality career and academic advising, employment preparation services and close links to the community.

Recruiter, Indigenous focus

Our Recruitment office provides tours and school visits to interested, prospective and current students. Our Indigenous recruiter can visit your:

  • high school
  • community event
  • career fair
  • employment agency

Our recruiters will likely be the first connection prospective students will make with Lethbridge College. The Indigenous focused Recruiter helps inform, guide and encourage Indigenous students in the decision-making process of choosing a post-secondary program. Upon request, our Recruiter can help you arrange a presentation with a focus on Indigenous student supports and highlight of programs of interest.

To arrange a visit or presentation, contact our Indigenous recruiter at 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3322 or 403-320-3322.

Academic and career advisor, Indigenous focus

Our academic advisor, with Indigenous focus, can help you identify career opportunities that match your interests and skills, explore programs, determine admission requirements and help forge the path towards your future. Advisors can also assist you with accessing support services, course registration, and program transfer opportunities.

Coordinator, Indigenous Services

As an advisor to current students, our Coordinator of Indigenous Services works closely with college faculty and staff in facilitating open, respectful communication between students and college services and departments to ensure needs of students are best served. As a first point of contact, the Coordinator of Indigenous Services is responsible for providing students with, referrals to student support services both on- and off-campus, as well as enhancing your student experience through cultural support, events and activities.

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, FNMI and non-FNMI 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.

Our space

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.

indigenous_services_logo_2017.png Our logo

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.

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