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."


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Much ado about being Mi’kmaq |

The federal government has pulled a U-turn

This article provides a good overview of the situation in which we many non-status Newfoundland Mi'kmaq find ourselves!

"A recent headline in the Toronto Star perhaps said it best: "In Newfoundland, too many want recognition as Mi'kmaq Indians, federal government says". The situation is one we in Newfoundland and Labrador are probably already much more familiar with than the national press, which is newly a-Twitter over it. Or perhaps not."