U of L kicks off Indigenous Awareness Week

By Steffanie Costigan  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter University of Lethbridge celebrated the start of Indigenous Awareness Week with a Blackfoot naming ceremony, and mini powwow on Monday. Indigenous Awareness Week will be celebrated at the university until Friday. “What Indigenous Awareness Week does is bring people together and build relationships,” said vice-provost, Iniskin Indigenous Relations, Dr. Leroy Little Bear. Little Bear added “the more we talk to each other, the better we know each other, the easier it is to work together. In my words, it’s all about relationships. If we have good relationships, it’s much easier to work together and to cooperate.” The Faculty of Fine Arts received a Blackfoot name “Piiksinaasin.” Translated it means “fancy writer.” Heather Davis-Fisch, Dean of Fine Arts, shared the impact receiving an Indigenous…

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