Api’soomahka

Api’soomahka

Activist, Artist, Educator Herbalist

Api'soomahka is a member of the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Named after his great, great, great uncle who was a Blackfoot warrior, Api’soomaahka carries on his legacy through stewardship and maintaining the Blackfoot worldview. His main profession is as an artist/illustrator with over 40 years of experience. His work is deeply rooted in the Blackfoot worldview and uses painting and Blackfoot language to teach. He devotes a lot of time as an entrepreneur, an educator and an environmental and political activist, utilizing Blackfoot Ecological Knowledge and protocol. He currently operates Naapi’s Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank and is a member Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA) and the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC). Photo Credit to Amber Bracken - http://www.amberbracken.com