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Lethbridge College proudly carries the Blackfoot name of Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan, or Stone Pipe. Pipes are used in the sacred ceremonies of the Blackfoot people to make an offering or a commitment to Iih’tsipaatapi’op, the Source of Life. Our Blackfoot name brings significance to the personal commitment of embarking on post-secondary education. Its meaning connects our place of learning to the land and to the promise and principle that the land sustains all.

Join us on June 21 as we celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada.

Schedule of events

Tuesday June 21

Iissksiniip Coulee Walk
Location: West Coulee Edge (weather permitting)
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Facilitated by Indigenous Services and William Singer III.

Aiitsi'poyoip (Blackfoot speaking) Award Launch
Location: West Coulee Edge (weather permitting)
Time: 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Presented by Dr. Sam Lenci with remarks from Lowell Yellowhorn and Betty Ann Little Wolf.

Beading Workshop
Location: The Cave
Time: 1:10 – 2 p.m.

Facilitated by Laryette Collete – Lethbridge College Business Administration student.

Pow Wow Dancers
Location: The Cave
Time: 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Performance by Blackfoot Ambassadors.

Métis Jigging
Location: The Cave
Time: 2:45 – 3:10 p.m.

Performance by Roy Porgozelski.

Indigenous Peoples Showcase
Location: The Cave
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Enjoy berry soup and fry bread.

Brittany Lee – Métis
Donna McCaughlin – Niitsitapi Proficiency Microcredential
Sage Hope and River Hope – Ojibway
Frank Zappone and Adam Addison – Lacrosse
Marni Hope – Blackfoot Winter Count
Lexi Schaerz, Helen Fulara and Darel Bennedbaek – Indigenous Interactive Map
Diane Gallagher – Traditional Indigenous Games (weather permitting)