As a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and a proud member of the Siksika Nation, Amiikstamik (Iron Bull) Darrell Daniels (BA '23) has exemplified the transformative potential of education through his remarkable journey at the University of Lethbridge.

Looking back, I believe my most memorable ULethbridge experience is the entire journey. Being able to learn at different approaches and being able to bring back this knowledge to my home community. Also, being an executive in recreating the Indigenous student association club called All My Relations. Allowing the Indigenous students to come together in the University and having that safe place to connect and encourage each other on their educational journey has been a highlight.

Meet Amiikstamik (Iron Bull) Darrell. Resilient. Generous. Dedicated.
Program: Bachelor of Arts | Major: Indigenous Studies

From the moment Darrell stepped onto the campus of ULethbridge, he embarked on a path of self-discovery and empowerment. His major in Indigenous Studies and minors in Indigenous Governance and Business Management/Sociology were not just academic pursuits but a reflection of his commitment to addressing the challenges faced by Indigenous communities.

At ULethbridge, Darrell learned the invaluable lesson of sharing knowledge. Recognizing the power of education as a tool for change, he understood that the knowledge gained at university was not meant to be kept to himself but rather shared with his community. Armed with a liberal education experience, Darrell gained the skills and techniques necessary to contribute to the growth and progress of the Blackfoot territory in modern society.

While Darrell's "entire journey" at ULethbridge has been memorable, one highlight that stands out is being an executive who helped recreate the Indigenous student association club, "All My Relations." This initiative created a safe haven for Indigenous students to connect, share experiences, and inspire one another on their educational journeys.

Throughout his academic journey, Darrell was not alone. His wife, Jami, served as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging him to complete his education while making significant contributions of her own. “Not only is she a role model in our homestead, but also the entire population of Indigenous youth where she is currently teaching.” Together, Darrell and Jami exemplify the transformative power of education, proving that knowledge is not just a personal achievement but a force that can uplift entire communities.

As Darrell prepares to take the next steps in his journey, he remains steadfast in his commitment to his community. With the tools and techniques acquired during his time at ULethbridge, he envisions a future where he plays an active role in building a prosperous and inclusive Blackfoot territory.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations, Darrell, on your graduation from the University of Lethbridge. Your dedication to empowering Indigenous voices and fostering strong communities is an inspiration to us all. May your passion, knowledge, and determination continue to shape a brighter future for the Siksika Nation and beyond.

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