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.

 

Department Highlights

Summer 2021 Course offering - INDG 2600 Introduction to Indigenous Literature

Where can you look for a guide to help find your way through?
One place is Indigenous literature.
Oki. Welcome.
This course will be conceptualized as a lodge of Indigenous literature in which you will be introduced to many Indigenous writers who “really got something to say then.” These writers will serve as guides.
Their words take different shapes – poetry, prose, drama, narrative, and comics – and offer insight into Indigenous identities and experiences in Canada.
The lodge will foster community in which the class will share and learn from one another.

Any questions?  Contact Christopher Grignard

Visit www.uleth.ca/bridge to register!

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium (SILS) 2021

Global Indigeneity: Language From the Four Directions

The  27th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium will be held June 14-18, 2021 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada on the lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SILS27 will be taking place fully online in 2021.

SILS27 will be hosted jointly by Queen’s University; Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawenna Lanaguage and Cultural Centre, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory; and Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN) a part of the urban Indigenous community of Kingston, ON.

Click the link below for more information.

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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