University of Lethbridge presents Indigenous Awareness Week

This is the start of Indigenous Awareness Week. The University of Lethbridge is celebrating the history of Indigenous people in our city and across Southwestern Alberta with a host of online content. Organizers say this week is important in highlighting the culture and history of Indigenous people in our region.

The opening ceremony took place this morning, and Elders, the community, and members of the University of Lethbridge gathered to start off Indigenous Awareness Week.

There was a Bob Ross, but Blackfoot, painting tutorial that took place today with University of Lethbridge art students showing how to paint a buffalo in a landscape. The students also taught traditional Blackfoot words.

Tuesday: Interested parties can take part in a panel discussion with alumni from Indigenous Governance and Business Management. The online meeting will showcase how their education shaped their career paths. Students who attend will be able to enter for the chance to win one of four gift cards at $50.

Wednesday: Newcomers will be able to learn how Aboriginal health students are contributing to Indigenous health, and resilience in Canada.

Thursday: Indigenous music will be played from different parts of Canada on the University of Lethbridge’s 88.3FM.

Friday: A short film called Round Up will feature a journey by Pete Standing Alone, who is an elder of the Kainai Nation.

For more information on the full listing of events this week you can visit

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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