Blackfoot Oral Stories Database brought to life by ii’ taa’poh’to’p grant

UToday, University of Calgary   June 24, 2019

In the Blackfoot tradition, stories are shared as a way to document history and to teach important life lessons. Siksika Elder and Horn Society member Natóóhkitopi Fred Breaker tells us, “Our culture is centred around an oral tradition, and our people learn orally, through storytelling. The stories were given to us, passed down through generations, sometimes from the animals we used to converse with, and sometimes from the Creator.”

Linguistics professor Dr. Heather Bliss has archived over 100 vital oral stories from more than 20 Elders. They can be found here: the Blackfoot Oral Stories Database .
Pióhkomiaaki (Rachel Ermineskin), one of the Elders
Pióhkomiaaki (Rachel Ermineskin), one of the Elders
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