Wear the Otahpiaaki teaching scarf with pride
Honouring language is central to the work of reconciliation and part of the work we've committed to as a part of all of our projects. The Otahpiaaki Teaching Scarf features Niitsitapi values, inspired by our Elder Jeannie Smith Davis (Piikani/ Aakainawa Kainai) as a part of her Master’s thesis, Kyle Feingold translated eleven Blackfoot teachings into Blackfoot syllabics.
With guidance from Stanley Knowlton, this teaching scarf features nine of those teachings, including; Compassion, Respect, Helpful, Self-Starter, Transfer of Knowledge, Awareness, Prayer, Balance, and Reciprocity.
Through the sales of scarves, our goal is to contribute to significant social, cultural, restorative, and economic impact across reserves, communities, regions, and territories by providing resources and capacity-building.