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Lethbridge’s Catholic Central High School given Blackfoot Name

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Lethbridge’s Catholic Central High School has been honoured with a Blackfoot Name.

On Wednesday, a small group met in the CCH theatre to partake in a smudge, face painting, and special naming ceremony for the entire school by Kainai Elder Tom Little Bear.

He named the school Taatsikioyis which means “Centre Tipi” and is a reference to the sacred centre of one of the most important events in the Kainai tradition – the annual Sundance.

The school becomes the fourth institution in Lethbridge to receive a Blackfoot Name.

School officials say the new Blackfoot name will be prominently displayed in the school’s front foyer, reminding all who enter that they are in a sacred place.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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