Everyone is invited to come celebrate at Stone Pipe Days, an annual event that recognizes the pride, history and knowledge of Lethbridge College’s Indigenous community. The celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
This year’s celebration will include the historic signing of the Buffalo Treaty by the college. The treaty was first signed in 2014 by four First Nations in Canada and four Indigenous tribes in the United States and was the first treaty signed among First Nations in more than 100 years. Learn more about the Buffalo treaty.
March 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Opening Kick-off, Lowell Yellowhorn, Manager Indigenous Services
- Opening Prayer - Cultural Support Program
- Presentation - Historical Overview Buffalo Treaty - Dr. Leroy Little Bear
- Event Welcome/Comments - President - Brad Donaldson - Welcome on Behalf of Institution
- Dean of Student Affairs - Nancy Russell - Welcome on Behalf of Student Affairs
- Signing Buffalo Treaty - Led by Dr. Leroy Little Bear
- Entertainment- Drumming/Dancing
- Berry soup/Bannock
- Indigenous Craft vendors
March 16 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Welcome- Marni Hope- Indigenous Student Support/Events Coordinator
- Olivia Tailfeathers and the Kanai Grassland Singers - Singing/Presentation
- Culinary Services-Indigenous Cuisine Sampler (Take-out bags)
Beef Taco on Bannock (Bannock beef salsa lettuce peppers)
Sage and Saskatoon Turkey stew
Mini Bison Burgers