Friday, January 31, 2014

Blackfoot Digital Library

Ensuring that knowledge is carried to future generations
A nice example of how technology can preserve and enhance the teachings and stories of elders, allowing them to touch the whole community. This is a wonderful initiative by the Blackfoot.

"The Blackfoot Digital Library is a venue for sharing our families and our communities stories, past and present. Most certainly it is intended to be an educational resource for all those now living in kitawahsinnoon. But above all, The Blackfoot Digital Library is meant to honor akaitapii, and their desire to speak through a variety of recording media to the grandchildren they never had a chance to meet, thereby ensuring that their knowledge is carried through to future generations."