Updated Blackfoot digital library unveiled at uLethbridge

March 12, 2014

Last week, as part of the University of Lethbridge’s Native Awareness Week, the updated Blackfoot Digital Library was unveiled. The library provides a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about Blackfoot culture and includes text, photos, videos, and audio recordings. The project was started by Adrienne Heavy Head when museums and institutions began repatriating sacred objects to First Nations after the US passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. After the items were repatriated, Blackfoot Elders decided they wanted the items to be visible to as many people as possible, so digitizing the collection began. Now a partnership between uLethbridge, Red Crow Community College, and Old Sun Community College, Heavy Head hopes to continue to form new partnerships and improve the digital library. Lethbridge Herald | Blackfoot Digital Library