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April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm $125.00
The University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management and its Advisory Board are pleased to recognize Leroy Little Bear & Amethyst First Rider as the 2017 Management Scholarship Dinner honourees.
Leroy Little Bear IIKAISSKINI (Low Horn) and Amethyst First Rider ITS SPII INNI MAKI (horse capturing from the center of the camp) are a couple whose names have become synonymous with passion, dignity, leadership, success, strength and inspiration. Through their mentorship, pedagogy and research, they have enriched the lives of both First Nations’ and non-First Nations’ students and communities, and have set an example for all through their enduring desire to understand and be understood.
Leroy’s notable career includes many of the most important achievements for First Nations’ people. He was instrumental in the development of Native American Studies programs at the University of Lethbridge, University of Calgary, Bow Valley College and SAIT, and was the founding director of the Native American Program at Harvard University. Leroy has co-authored texts and contributed to numerous reports and publications addressing issues related to Aboriginal rights, justice, land claims and constitutional issues. His work has led to a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and he has received numerous honours including the key to the City of Lethbridge, an Urban Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016, Leroy was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence.
Amethyst has been a leader in the performing arts community for more than 20 years, producing and directing plays depicting Aboriginal stories and culture. Her experience in the arts has included dance productions, consulting for the University of California, Berkeley’s planetarium, as well as narration and production in the National Film Board’s documentary, Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa, The People Go On.
Proceeds from the dinner will support the Leroy Little Bear & Amethyst First Rider Scholarship Fund to be used for First Nations’ student scholarships in the Faculty of Management. Each ticket includes a $70 charitable tax receipt. Table sponsors will receive recognition at the dinner and in promotional materials prior to the event.
For more information or to donate to the fund, please contact the Faculty of Management at 403 329 5181 or email [email protected]
Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner to follow
Semi-formal / Formal attire