ULethbridge announces official opening of Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Centre, partners with Blood Tribe on health service delivery

The University of Lethbridge has made two significant announcements related to reconciliation and Indigenization on campus. The university unveiled the Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Centre, which provides a welcoming space for Indigenous students and the campus community to learn, celebrate, and participate in ceremonies. The name Iikaisskini was chosen in honour of Dr Leroy Little Bear, and recognizes his contributions to ULethbridge and Indigenous Peoples. “[I]f you can picture a buffalo with its head down in attack mode, that’s what the low horn really refers to,” said Little Bear. ULethbridge also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Blood Reserve to expand health service delivery through enhanced education, research, and professional training. “We want to ensure we continue to build the capacity of our workforce and create a strong foundation to serve our members,” said Blood Tribe Department of Health CEO Derrick Fox.

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