Francis First Charger

Francis First Charger is the University of Lethbridge’s Elder in Residence.  He has graciously offered to attend our opening ceremonies on May 9th to offer us a blessing.

Francis has served on many committees in the past 20 years, including the Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge, the National First Nation’s Forestry Program, the Kainai First Nation /Blood Tribe steering committee for an economic impact study, and the Elder Committee and Board of Director for Opokaa’sin. He was also the special advisor to the former Lethbridge College President, Tracy Edwards.

Presently, Mr. First Charger serves on several committees, including the University of Lethbridge GFC Iniskim Education Committee & Indigenous Advisory Circle, several other U of L internal committees and the Treaty 7 Community Futures Wisdom Committee.

He has worked for the University of Lethbridge in the Dhillon School of Business since September 2008. In his role as the University’s Elder in Residence, he provides counseling and advisory services to the Students and Faculty. He occasionally attends class lectures and has been a host to the many different countries that are visitors to the University of Lethbridge. In 2019, Mr. First Charger received a 10-year recognition certificate from the University of Lethbridge.