This blog is dedicated to my late mother, Martha (nee Black Kettle), “Sa ko yi poot taki” or “Last to take flight woman”. The latter is my mother’s Blackfoot name. Her Blackfoot name rings true as she was the last of her siblings to pass on - in other words the last to take flight.
In this blog, Roy Bear Chief will chronicle his time as Elder in Residence at the Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication. This is Roy's first year as Elder in Residence, and the first year for the position generally, which is funded through the Apaat tsi kani takiiks project. In this blog, Roy will share his insights and experiences working in this new role, in and out of the classroom.