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.

Location:

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.
 


Location:

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 Malit'i (Satisfied wherever you go or are at), Georgia Walkus

At the University of Lethbridge, inspirational professors and mentors have played a pivotal role in expanding Maliťi, Georgia Walkus's worldview and encouraging her to dream big, leading her to contemplate pursuing Indigenous law …

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Shining Student Carrie Yellow Horn

Carrie Yellow Horn's University of Lethbridge journey is marked by a unique blend of cultural exploration, academic pursuit, and creative expression. As a talented crafter and lover of music, Carrie brings a unique and vibrant …

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Shining Graduate Ikinainiahkii (Gently Singing), Camina Weasel Moccasin

Ikinainiahkii, Camina Weasel Moccasin's (BA '13, MA '24) pursuit of graduate studies at ULethbridge was driven by her dedication to Blackfoot culture. Reflected in her thesis focusing on Blackfoot sacred and significant …

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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]