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This guide will help you with work and research in Indigenous Studies. Indigenous Studies is naturally interdisciplinary. It includes the languages, histories, geographies, and experiences of Indigenous peoples.
Elder Bruce Wolf Child has named the University of Lethbridge “Iniskim,” meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The university is located within the geographic region of a Blackfoot story about a medicine rock. Wolf Child originally named the university "Nato’ohkotok” (Medicine Rock), in 2002, in honour of the wisdom, knowledge, solidarity, and connection to the land and people of Blackfoot territory. In 2014, he refined the name to “Iniskim” (Sacred Buffalo Stone). This naming is a great honour for the University of Lethbridge and, in the spirit of sharing, we are committed to recognizing the Blackfoot and other Aboriginal peoples who are such an integral part of our community.
Please visit the
Iikaisskini Student Centre channel for more videos about Indigenous initiatives on campus.
Other Useful Guides
Guide to Library resources available at the U. of Lethbridge Library related to Anthropology.
Guide to Library resources available at the U. of Lethbridge Library related to Archaeology of the Great Plains Region.
Guide to Library resources available at the U. of Lethbridge Library related to Archaeology of the North America.
This guide is intended to provide guidance for students researching in the area of Canadian Art History and Photography.
University of Lethbridge Library Guide to resources related to Human Geography.
Department of Indigenous Studies
For information about the University of Lethbridge Department of Indigenous Studies and its academic programs, please visit their website.
Iikaisskini Indigenous Student Affairs
Our gathering place is about an invitation to come share our stories, teachings, and wisdom. It’s about relationships, a safe place to explore new knowledge and engage in community dialogue. It’s about igniting pride and inspiring leadership.