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 Student Dillon Apsassin (BA '22)

Awards and bursaries have allowed Shining Student Dillon Apsassin to focus more on school and family while creating a more peaceful academic environment. This gift of time and resource has provided opportunities for …

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Shining Student Niihtaapookaa (Old Man River Child),Tatiana Weasel Moccasin

Those who came before Shining Student Tatiana Weasel Moccasin inspired her to attend ULethbridge, where she will continue intergenerational healing while learning about Indigenous culture and traditions to become a Blackfoot/English teacher when …

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Thank you for a memorable and historic Indigenous Awareness Week 2023

As Indigenous Awareness Week 2023 has come to an end, we thank Iikaisskini Indigenous Services and everyone who organized or engaged in the many events and opportunities across campus! Read more for …

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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]