Piikanikoan -Living Under a Blackfoot Sky -A Modern Winter Count


Piikanikoan invites audiences to explore Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) cultural heritage through a combination of art, stories and songs. Through the lens of his own musical journey, Piikani Nation member Ira Provost delves into the significance of Blackfoot music, its origins and its influence on his life story. This exhibition explores Ira’s biocultural heritage, education, career, culture and its place within the southern Alberta landscape through a modern Winter Count—a medium that traditionally functioned as a record or calendar to document personal, tribal, practical and ceremonial events.
Piikanikoan highlights the resiliency and strength of Niitsitapi culture, while also sharing a message of understanding and meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

This travelling exhibit is curated by Ira Provost and created by Galt Museum & Archives, Lethbridge.

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Okotoks Museum and Archives