A History Of Powwow – Blackfoot Digital Library

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 3rd, 2015 Last Updated on: April 3rd, 2015

Ryan Heavy Head is the director of Kainai studies at Red Crow Community College located on the Blood Tribe / Kainai reserve in southern Alberta, Canada. One of the many projects he is involved with is the Blackfoot Digital Library.

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.

In the below video, he records Marvin Calf Robe (Onistaahsiinaam) as he talks about the Blood Tribe and also the stories behind various pow wow dances such as the Women's dances, Chicken, Grass and more.

For more information on the Blackfoot Digital Library check out their website at http://blackfootdigitallibrary.org/ or follow them on Facebook.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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