Log Number: NAE-246621-OLS-20
The Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation's "Piikuni sahkoyii nitsinikin: Piikani Land, Our Stories" project will digitize and make local oral history materials accessible online. This project will fill in gaps in the reservation's history, specifically the land and places on the reservation- a project that has not been done by outside researchers or other oral history projects in the past. The project will also create lifelong learners through monthly interview training workshops for community members and a special course where students will identify what oral history is in a cultural context, conduct an oral history interview, use oral history effectively within academic research, and gather and organize metadata. Students and community members can use Oral History Backpacks, which have all materials needed to complete oral history interviews, to contribute to the project. The archives will add an ADA compliant recording booth that can be used for the oral history project.