Indigenous Celebration Day
Come celebrate the pride, history and knowledge of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures at Lethbridge College’s 2018 Indigenous Celebration Day.
WELCOME TO OHKOTOKI'AAHKOIYIINIIMAAN
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.
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, 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.