Saokio Heritage is a community-based organization developed by Indigenous women that serves to educate and advocate for the revitalization of Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikani) traditional knowledge in a modern context.
Our most recent project “Ahwahsiin (The Land/Where we get our Food): Traditional Foods and Contemporary Food Sovereignty on the Blackfeet Reservation” was created with generous funding from the First Nations Development Institute.
A new grant this fall from First Nations Development Institute will allow Saokio Heritage to create new language videos to teach the Blackfeet words of traditional foods, produce a policy guide to teach community members to advocate for food sovereignty, and host a traditional foods summit.
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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.)