Indigenous Awareness Days

This annual, week-long event consists of a series of free lectures, workshops and the celebration of Indigenous culture. Indigenous Awareness Days usually takes place in March.

March 2019

Friday March 1st:

  • Informal Introduction to Indigenous Awareness Days: Q & A Lunch & Learn in Anderson Hall AH 116, 12-1pm | Hosted by: Graduate Students Association & Indigenous Student Affairs
  • Deconstructing to Decolonize: Dr. Roberta Lexier in L1170 A, 1:30-3 pm | Hosted by: Teaching Centre

Monday March 4th:

  • Offer of Prayer with a Pipe at Iikaisskini Gathering Place (PC100), 9 am | Hosted by: Indigenous Student Affairs & Dhillon School of Business
  • Culture & Community Resource Fair in Students Union Ballrooms, 11am-3pm | Hosted by: Indigenous Student Affairs

Tuesday March 5th:

  • Elders Perspectives: Indigenous Identity & Importance of Education  in Students Union Ballroom A, 10 am-4 pm | Hosted by: Indigenous Student Affairs
  • Canadian Indigenous Negotiations: Mike Bruised Head, PhD Candidate in Markin Hall M1030, 12- 1:30 pm | Hosted by: Dhillon School of Business. Stew & Bannock will be served

Wednesday March 6th:

  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise in Markin Hall Atrium, 10 am-2 pm | Hosted by: Indigenous Student Affairs
  • Blackfoot Homes Presentation at the Galt museum, 10:30 am-12pm | Hosted by: Galt Museum & Archives, Blanche Bruised Head
    Beading Workshop at U of L Main Gallery (W600) 1-4 pm | Hosted by: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
  • Indigenous Panel Discussion: Culture & Current Events in Students Union Ballroom B, 3pm | Hosted by: First Nations, Metis & Inuit Students Association

 Thursday March 7th:

  • Berry Soup and Bannock in University Hall Atrium, 11 am-1pm | Hosted by: First Nations Transition Program
  • Medicine Bag Making (max. 50 participants) in University Hall Atrium, 11:30-2pm | Hosted by: Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Provincial Court Justice -Karen Crow Shoe: Journey Leading to P.C.J. Appointment  in PE 250, 7 pm | Hosted by: University of Lethbridge Iniskim Indigenous Alumni Chapter (Informal Meet & Greet, refreshments provided)
  • Blackfoot Language Classes at Galt Museum, 7 pm | Galt Museum & Archives, Julius Delaney

Friday March 8th

  • In This Place: Indigenizing the Classroom and Smudging in Turcotte Hall TH 204, 11 am-12 pm | Hosted by: Graduate Students’ Association & Indigenous Student Affairs
  • The Linguists: Film screening in University Hall A414, 1 pm | Hosted by: Department of Indigenous Studies

Tuesday March 12th

  • Indigenizing to Transform Health Education: Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet in Markin Hall Atrium, 7pm | Hosted by: Faculty of Health Sciences

Friday March 15th:

  • Mapping the Metis Homeland at Iikasskini Gathering Place (PC 100), 1-5 pm | Hosted by: Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Music, Culture & Politics, U of L Outreach & Knowledge Mobilization Fund, and Faculty of Arts & Science