Event art by Api’soomaahka (William Singer III)
Mootookakio’ssin leverages digital imaging techniques, art-based public engagement, and spatial web technologies to enable Blackfoot people to interact with their historical objects and recover and shape their own narratives surrounding them.
The name, Mootookakio’ssin, was given to the project by Dr. Leroy Little Bear in November 2020. In english, it means distant awareness.
Elders from Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, and Amskapipiikani are directing the project. The digital imagery belongs to the Blackfoot people and will be accessed online through the Blackfoot Digital Library microsite, now available at https://mootookakiossin.ca. You can learn more about the project’s protocols here.
Visit other micro-sites in the Mootookakio’ssin family:
Interact with 3D models and RTI images of Blackfoot items from the 19th and 20th century that are currently housed in European museums.
Learn more about the multifaceted research and activities connected with Mootookakio’ssin. Here you can access our readings, presentations, and resources.
Explore contemporary art made by artists living on Blackfoot territory and in the U.K. who are related to Mootookakio’ssin.