Otahpiaaki Teaching Scarf

Otahpiaaki Teaching Scarf


Inspired by our Elder Jeannie Smith Davis (Piikani/Aakainawa (Kainai)) as a part of her Master's thesis, a student team member translated eleven Blackfoot teachings into Blackfoot syllabics. This teaching scarf features nine of those teachings, including; Compassion, Respect, Helpful, Self-Starter, Transfer of Knowledge, Awareness, Prayer, Balance, and Reciprocity.

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Otahpiaaki is a gesture and expression of reconciliation inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 94 Calls to Action to advance the process of reconciliation and redress the legacy of residential schools.

Over the next seven years, our goal is to contribute to significant social, cultural, and economic impact across reserves, communities, regions, and territories by providing resources and capacity-building. We emphasize explorations of deep beauty, bold Nation-to-Nation exchange, enhanced industrial design policy and law, and new routes to global markets.

We ask that when you receive your scarf to take a stylish picture and share it in the Otahpiaaki Facebook Teaching Scarf Album using the hashtag #otahpiaaki2017 and tell us which teaching most inspires you in a hashtag (i.e. #awareness or #compassion).

Otahpiaaki is back November 2018.