Iikaisskini Indigenous Services

Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Lethbridge acknowledges and deeply appreciates the Siksikaitsitapi Peoples’ connection to their territory. We, as people living and benefiting from Blackfoot Confederacy territory, honour the traditions of people who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We recognize the diverse population of Indigenous Peoples who attend the University of Lethbridge and the contributions these Indigenous Peoples have made in shaping and strengthening the University community in the past, present and in the future.


Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

Iikaisskini means low horn in Blackfoot

Low horn represents the charging bison's stance, its head down and horns low to the ground.
Iikaisskini [ee-GUS-gah-nee] is where we share our stories, teachings and wisdom.
This is a safe place to explore new knowledge, engage in community dialogue and build relationships.
Together, we ignite pride and inspire leadership.

Iikaisskini Indigenous Services Administrative office

We support all self-identified Indigenous ULethbridge students! Contact us to connect with academic, cultural, financial, health and well-being resources.


University Hall | Sixth floor
Section E | Room E610

Hours of operation:

Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.

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Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Centre

Open to all ULethbridge students. Gather, study, socialize and learn from one another.


University Hall / Centre for Arts | Sixth floor
Atrium | Room W650

Hours of operation:

Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day

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Indigenous stories

Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Centre opens in honour of Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc '72, DASc '04)

Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc '72, DASc '04) knows the importance of education and champions the pursuit of knowledge in everything he does, which is strikingly evident in his work on Indigenous …

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The University of Lethbridge, The Blackfoot Confederacy and The Mastercard Foundation: The Three Sisters of Indigenous education

Recently, ULethbridge hosted representatives from the Mastercard Foundation and from institutions across Canada to share lessons, best practices, innovations and reflections from the past year and discuss how each partner is working …

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Research: Dr. Dawn Burleigh and integrating Indigenous perspectives in the Faculty of Education

Working in a remote Cree community in Northern Ontario that was accessible only by airplane, Dr. Dawn Burleigh learned lessons from the people of Attawapiskat about Indigenous life and perspectives that profoundly changed …

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Say hello!

Siksikáí'powahsin (Blackfoot): Oki [oh-kee]
Cree: Tân’si [tahn-seh]
Inuktitut: Atelihai [ahh-tee-lee-hi]
Michif: Taanishi [tahn-shea]
Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe): Aanii [awe-nee]