Friday, April 15, 2011

Beverly Hungry Wolf granted honorary degree

i've noticed i get a number of people searching for writer Beverly Hungry Wolf clicking through to this blog, so i thought i'd post this announcement from Lethbridge College:

April 5, 2011 – Lethbridge College is pleased to announce Beverly Hungry Wolf (Sikski-Aki Black-Faced Woman) as the Honorary Degree recipient for its spring convocation ceremonies. Hungry Wolf will be presented with her degree April 28.


“Beverly Hungry Wolf is an exceptional woman who has made significant contributions to education throughout her storied life,” says Dr. Tracy Edwards, (Matoomikkitstaki First Offering) Lethbridge College president and CEO. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have Beverly share her wisdom and customs with Lethbridge College. It is my honour to bestow on her this designation.”


Born in Cardston, Hungry Wolf was raised on the Blood Reserve by relatives who fostered her Blackfoot culture. She has since been intimately involved in ceremonies and cultural practices of the Blood Tribe and has earned the right to be called an elder. This work has given her knowledge to share, taken from her elders and spiritual leaders that have long since passed on.


Hungry Wolf uses this traditional education to teach in many capacities. She is serving as an elder to Lethbridge College, First Nation Metis Inuit (FNMI) Cultural Support Program; she firmly believes in bridging the journey of Blackfoot students from their origins to their roles as students at Lethbridge College. In this position, Hungry Wolf provides personal and cultural support to all students, staff and faculty as a mentor and educator.


Convocation will be split over two days this year, with the first ceremony at 2 p.m., April 28, and the second at 10 a.m., April 29. While speaking at both ceremonies, Hungry Wolf will be presented with her degree April 28.


The FNMI Graduation evening will take place April 27 and the Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT) Ceremony the evening of April 29.

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