A Greeting From Our Elder


Oki,
Niitsiikohtaahsitaak Ni no’ohk Ohko’tsitssspomissta’shs annohk aamo Otahpiaakii. Niitspomowiyaiamoksi aissksinima’tssa asitapiiks kii otaissksinima’stoki aaki. Anoom O’mahkitaissksima’tstahkio’p, iikstaiya mukko ostistapistimya Kaanai’sitapii o’paitapisinni.
Kimmooksi Ni’taispomowiya a’kohko’tsiik Itapso’kapi Ma Otapi’ssinni Assaiyaa’ak o’ttsisstapitsim Kaanaistitapi’ o’paitapisinni, a’kohko’tsiiinni’yimmokiyiwaa . Iiksoka’pii.
Pooksinawaakii (Little Chief Woman)
Piikani/ Aakainawa (Kainai)
 

Hello,
Greetings to All.
This is (Little Chief Woman), Jeannie Smith-Davis. I am from the Lone Fighters Clan of the Piikani. I married my husband (Many Offerings) Wesley Davis, and through this transferred into the Fish Eaters Clan from Akainai.
I am very honored to have been asked to be part of the consultation with the Otahpiaaki Project. I consulted with the students and their teacher Patricia May-Derbyshire from Mount Royal University – the Bissett School of Business, on their desire to understand Indigenous ways so that they, in turn, would transfer this knowledge in a respectful way through the Otahpiaaki Project. It is good.
Jeannie Smith-Davis
Piikani/ Aakainawa (Kainai)
B.A., B. Ed., M. Ed. (Cultural Consultant)