Saokio Heritage was founded in 2008 in collaboration with Piegan Institute on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. Saokio Heritage is a community-based organization that aims to educate and advocate for the revitalization of Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikani) traditional knowledge in a modern context.
The Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikani) also called themselves the Saokio-tapi or the prairie people. Saokio Heritage selected our name to celebrate our “prairie” heritage. (Saokio is pronounced like Tokyo.)