Elders Teaching Series
Rod Scout  
Kiipaitapiiyssinnooni (our way of life)
October  19, 2023
12 - 1:30 p.m. MT
Online (Zoom webinar) 
About the speaker
Rod Scout is from Siksika Nation and is a ceremonialist for the sacred societies of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy). His first language was Siksikaitsipowahsin (Blackfoot Language) and to this day continues to be a fluent Blackfoot speaker. Rod is a retired police officer having served 30 years in law enforcement in various capacities and is now an Elder for the Aboriginal Court. He provides guidance to many groups such as the Elizabeth Fry Society, Calgary Arts Foundations, Calgary Parks and Recreation. He is also a language and cultural adviser for many institutions, including Yale, Berkley, the University of Montana, Blackfeet Community College, University of Lethbridge and SAIT Polytechnic. Rod is passionate about teaching the Blackfoot language and worldview with others.Learn more here.

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