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

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.

National Coalition - NALA 30th Anniversary Webinar

The National Coalition Steering Committee is happy to announce a webinar event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Native American Languages Act.

Registration is now open - please share it with your networks! I've also attached an infographic you can share (which is posted on our facebook page as well).

http://www.ncnalsp.org/nala30

The event will be on Zoom and live streamed on our Facebook page.

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.

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples - August 8th

By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. In 1990, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 1993 the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/45/164 A/RES/47/75)

 

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