Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy is an intimate portrait of survival, love and the collective work of healing in the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta. Lethbridge College will present a screening of the award-winning documentary on Nov. 22, followed by a panel discussion with local experts in health care, social work and addictions.
The Iissksiniip (Coming to Know and Learn) Coulee Walk is an interpretative self-guided tour that explores the traditional plants found in the area, explains their uses and shares some of the traditional creation stories of the Siksikaitsitapi, the Blackfoot Confederacy.
Lethbridge College recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Week as an important time for both the college and the country to pause, learn, mourn and recognize the history of Indigenous people in Canada and the lasting harmful legacy of the residential school system. In recognition of the week, Lethbridge College has planned two major events, along with several other initiatives.
With a commitment to learning from place and honouring the land on which it resides, Lethbridge College is hosting a virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day event on Monday, June 21.
In reaffirming its commitment to making Indigenous education a priority, Lethbridge College has launched its newly-developed institutional Niitsitapi strategy. The strategy is an important milestone in Lethbridge College’s commitment to truth and reconciliation.
Lethbridge College’s Indigenous Services department has combined new technology with traditional teachings to provide supports to students. Twice a week, the college’s students can meet online with the college’s Elders and Grandparents over Zoom for fireside chats as part of the Cultural Support program.
Lethbridge College’s Indigenous Services team is bringing the community together for a virtual holiday celebration. The free event on Dec. 9 will be highlighted by a performance from Juno Award-nominee and Lethbridge College alumni Armond Duck Chief.
A virtual celebration recognizing the pride, history and knowledge of Lethbridge College’s Indigenous community kicked-off Stone Pipe Days at Lethbridge College on Tuesday. Stone Pipe Days is the college’s annual celebration of its Indigenous community. Tuesday’s kick-off event launched three days of cultural sessions meant to raise awareness and promote discussion of the college’s role in Indigenous education.
Lethbridge College Indigenous Services will host a virtual screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, an award-winning documentary about Colten Boushie’s life and death, Gerald Stanley’s trial, and its aftermath. Following the screening, the college will host a very special panel discussion with the filmmaker Tasha Hubbard and Colten’s sister/cousin Jade Tootoosis.
Lethbridge College’s Indigenous Services team is hosting two important online events this week. On Wednesday, the college will host its annual Orange Shirt Day ceremony, while on Friday, it will recognize the Sisters in Spirit event.