While the college usually celebrates this day with the raising of the college tipi and in-person lessons from elders and knowledge-keepers, the current restrictions on gatherings provided a challenge.
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 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.
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.
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.
Lethbridge College alumna Diandra Bruised Head to work with province on Indigenous climate change partnership
Lethbridge College is proud to congratulate alumna Diandra Bruised Head (Renewable Resource Management 2016) on her recent appointment as in-tribe climate change coordinator for the Kainai First Nation.
Evoking the image of strength and straight paths, and celebrating promises made with honesty and integrity, Kainai Kaahsinnoonik (Grandparent) Peter Weasel Moccasin gave Lethbridge College a Blackfoot name this morning at a ceremony that kicked off the institution’s annual Indigenous Celebration Day.
Located on traditional Blackfoot territory, Lethbridge College is proud to showcase its Indigenous students, employees and community members during Indigenous Celebration Day on Thursday. As part of this year’s festivities, the college will be granted a Blackfoot name, an important step towards strengthening ties with the local Indigenous community.
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.