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.


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 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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Indigenous stories

Shining undergraduate Iinisskiimmaki, Kirsten Lindley, is passionate about Indigenous culture and issues

Kirsten Lindley (BHSc '24) plans to centre Indigenous perspectives of health, including Indigenous languages, Indigenous food sovereignty and cultural practices, as health prevention and interventions.

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Shining Graduate litspyaapainskiaki (Singing in the Wind), Irene Young Pine

Guided by her past, Irene Young Pine (MEd '24 (BA/BEd '11)) continues her journey towards cultivating the next generation of teachers. Drawing from the reconciliation of her own lived experiences, she looks …

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Shining Graduate Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy Light that Shines Bright), Hali Heavy Shield inspires through artistry and leadership

Accomplished multi-disciplinary artist, author, instructor and mentor, Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy Light that Shines Bright), Hali Heavy Shield (BA/BEd ’06, MEd ’12) is the first female Blackfoot PhD recipient at Iniskim, University of Lethbridge. …

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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]