People & Partners

We are an interdisciplinary team of Indigenous and non-indigenous artists and researchers led by Elders from the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Elders from Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, and Amskapipiikani are directing the project:

Jerry Potts
Velma Crowshoe
Kent Ayoungman
Linda Little Chief
John Murray

Carol Murray
Martin Heavy Head
Dr. Leroy Little Bear
Amethyst First Rider

U of L Research Team:

  • Christine Clark, Assistant Professor of New Media
  • Josephine Mills, director and curator of the U of L Art Gallery
  • Danielle Heavy Head, Blackfoot Digital Library liaison
  • Jackson 2Bears, Associate Professor of Art Studio
  • Marcus Dostie, Geography instructor
  • Melissa Shouting, Master Student, Health Science
  • Kirsten Meiszinger, Project Coordinator
  • Calvin Lloyd, Web Developer, BSc Computer Science (2020)
  • Justin Petluk, Web Developer, BSc Computer Science (2020)
  • Migueltzinta Solis, PhD Student, Art
  • Andrea Fox, Masters Student
  • Simone Bowes, Designer, BFA New Media (2020)
  • Anna Nikolova, Masters Student, New Media
  • Kirstan Schamuhn, Research Assistant, MFA Art (2020)
  • Kale Fox Zacharias, Student Artist
  • Chataya Holy Singer, Research Assistant
  • Kylie Fineday, Research Assistant, MFA Art (2020)
  • Emily Drummond, Research Assistant, Museum Studies

UK Research Team:

  • Louisa Minkin, Reader in Visual Art Practices, Central Saint Martins
  • Ian Dawson, Co-Director of the Critical Practices Research Group at Winchester School of Art University of Southampton.
  • Andy Jones, Professor of Archaeology, Stockholm University
  • Tom Allison, Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins

Thank you to Elders that also provided direction on the project:

Francis First-Charger
Shirlee Harriet Crow Shoe
Alvin Cross Child
Delia Cross Child
Alvine Mountain Horse
Pamela Heavy Head
Dustin Wolfe
Deborah Magee


We are grateful for support from museum staff at museums in the UK and Alberta.