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Department of Indigenous Studies

HISTORY. CULTURE. RESILIENCE.

Welcome to the Department of Indigenous Studies

 

The World Council of Indigenous Peoples define Indigenous peoples as ”people, living in countries which have populations composed of differing ethnic or racial groups, who are descendants of the earliest populations living in the area and who do not as a group control the national government of the countries within which they live.” ​

Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge is dedicated to community-engaged scholarship, and research of the priorities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Canada and throughout the world. Within the department, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students have the opportunity to learn and think about Indigenous knowledges in creative, transformative and critical ways. The department offers courses that engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples’ languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions, and research methodologies.

 

 

Information for Indigenous Studies students

A special message about Fall 2020 from Dr. Inge Genee, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies.

Department Highlights

NAISA Statement in Support of Protesters Seeking Justice in the Murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd

May 31, 2020

The Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) condemns the murders of African Americans Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, which are part of a long pattern of reprehensible violence. We stand in solidarity with the African American, Afro Indigenous, and Black Native communities and with protesters of all races who express their righteous anger and demand of justice across the United States. 

Questions about Fall 2020?

Oki. Iitaamiikskanaotonni.
Welcome to Iniskim, a.k.a. the University of Lethbridge.
And welcome to the Department of Indigenous Studies.

Do you have questions about the upcoming Fall 2020 semester at the University of Lethbridge?  

Please use the link below to see answers to some frequently asked questions.

University officially dedicates Carola (Napiakii) Calf Robe Elders and Ceremony Room

The University of Lethbridge has renamed its Elders Room, dedicating the space as the Carolla Calf Robe Elders and Ceremony Room at a ceremonial event in University Hall.

Carolla (Napiakii) Calf Robe was an Elder in Residence at the University for 11 years until her untimely passing in May 2019. As an Iniskim Elder, Calf Robe would spend time on campus offering support and guidance to the campus community.

 

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