Marcia Black Water hugs Doug Camrud at Indigenous Celebration Day.

Lethbridge College celebrates RBC partnership at Indigenous Celebration Day

Two long-time supporters of Indigenous education were honoured with Blackfoot names during Lethbridge College’s Indigenous Celebration Day on Thursday. Doug Camrud and Mark Brown of RBC were bestowed names by the college’s Kainai Kaahsinnoonik Peter Weasel Moccasin in recognition of years spent furthering Indigenous education.

Lethbridge College employees take part in an Orange Shirt Day event in 2017.

Lethbridge College celebrates Orange Shirt Day with week-long exhibit

Lethbridge College invites all students and staff to join in Orange Shirt Day on Monday with activities that include a week-long display about residential schools that is open to the public. The exhibit includes the residential school experience from the perspective of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada.

The design of a new stole created for Indigenous students to wear at Convocation.

Indigenous students to be honoured with custom stole

Indigenous students who cross the stage at Lethbridge College’s Convocation ceremony will do so with a special symbol wrapped around their shoulders. The college unveiled a new custom-designed stole for Indigenous convocates at Tuesday evening’s Indigenous Honour Night. The stole will be worn for the first time at Friday’s Convocation.

Dr. Paula Burns receives a Blackfoot name from Peter Weasel Moccasin

Lethbridge College President receives Blackfoot name

Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns received a Blackfoot name at a ceremony held in conjunction with the college’s Indigenous Celebration Day Thursday. Burns’ name is Piita’gaaksiimaaki which means Eagle Whistle Woman.

LC Blackfoot flag raising

Blackfoot Confederacy flag now permanently flying at Lethbridge College

Acknowledging and celebrating its location on the traditional land of the Blackfoot people, Lethbridge College is proud to permanently fly the Blackfoot Confederacy flag in front of its campus. The flag was unveiled during a traditional ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.