The rock is here — it is the University of Lethbridge
The University of Lethbridge is located in the heart of traditional Blackfoot territory. Since uLethbridge first opened its doors in 1967, First Nations culture has been weaved into the fabric of the university, enriching programming, teaching and research, and creating a university experience where students find community, support and success.
The Story of Medicine Rock
In 2002, Blackfoot Elder Bruce Wolf Child bestowed the name Nato’ohkotok, meaning Medicine Rock, upon the University of Lethbridge. The story of Medicine Rock is a traditional Blackfoot narrative of a rock that appeared as an old man to a young boy but disappeared. In honouring the University, Wolf Child said, “Now we know where the rock has gone. It has moved across the river. The rock is here — it is the University of Lethbridge. Anyone who comes to study here can be wise and solid like the rock.”
Learn more about First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) culture at uLethbridge.