Spiitawakasi (Tall Deer)
Coordinator of Student Support and Experience – Indigenous Services
I come from the Piikani Nation located in southwestern Alberta. I am very strong believer in the Blackfoot culture. My experiences serving the Indigenous community in various capacities have ranged from leadership to post-secondary education. I bring a very grounded perspective to the Indigenous Services team at Lethbridge College. Currently, I am serving as the Indigenous Student Support and Experience coordinator for Indigenous Services. I am married and have two children. I really enjoy watching hockey. I also enjoy going to powwows in the summertime and being out in nature. I can usually be found in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place or in my office when I am on campus.
Marcia Black Water
Iito’tawoahkaakii (Walking Beside)
Indigenous Coordinator – Centre of Applied Arts and Sciences
Oki. As part of Lethbridge College Indigenous Collective Team, welcome to the Indigenous Services home on the college website. I am a proud Siksikaitsitapiiaaki (Blackfoot woman); my maternal relations have me born and raised a member of the Blood Tribe/Kainai Nation with paternal relations in the Siksika Nation. In all I do, my husband and our three children are my center. I am alumna of both Lethbridge College (2004) and the University of Lethbridge (2009). Professionally, I have been with Lethbridge College since 2014, first with Indigenous Services and currently with the Centre of Applied Arts and Science (CAAS). My current role as Indigenous Coordinator of CAAS allows me to teach Indigenous Studies courses and dedicate thought to developing Indigenous content to be included in programs throughout the college. Stories are important and I believe from sharing and listening our stories we gain insight and knowledge that will become significant to you. Education is a prominent part of my story. Whether you are a new or continuing student, or member of the college’s alumni community, sometime down the road share with me the Lethbridge College story you carry with you.