Blackfoot Language Animation Project
Now you can finally learn Blackfoot Language in the comfort of your own home.
In 2020, CAOS began a two-phase Blackfoot Animation Project that combined the creative efforts of the Grade 9 students at F. P. walshe School and a selection of animation artists.
In Phase One, artistic director Xstine Cook and students worked with Blackfoot Language teacher Celestine Twigg and CAOS artists Louise Johnson, Erin Saunders, Medina Dennie, Sean Dennie, Neil Evenson, and Gina Georgousis, to express and animate Blackfoot words.
Thanks to F.P. Walshe teachers Shanan Tynan, Graham MacBean, Randy Bohnet, and FNMI Success Coordinator Sandra Lamouche. Actor Troy Emery Twigg choreographed one of the animations!
Animation brings new way to Blackfoot language classes. – Pikani News
Grade 9s create animated videos – Fort Macleod Gazette
In Phase Two, selected artists were tasked tasked with creating their own short animations after being assigned a phrase in Blackfoot. CAOS offered them online training and coaching to help support their processes.
After the animations were completed, voiceovers were recorded with Celestine Twigg and Harrison Red Crow.
Both phases of the Blackfoot Language Project were sponsored by Livingston’s Range.
In Phase One, you’ll be lead through 73 animated videos that teach words from each of the six topics.