Community project celebrating Blackfoot language unveiled – Lethbridge News Now

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201922 Views

September 12, 2019

LETHBRIDGE — A three-dimensional community project designed to help celebrate Indigenous language and Reconciliation Week was unveiled at the Galt Museum on Thursday (Sept 12).

Block letters spelling the word “Oki”, which is the Blackfoot word for “welcome”, was created in recognition of the United Nations’ year of Indigenous Language. The project was a collaboration between the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee (RLAC) and the Heart of Our City Committee (HOCC). It was manufactured in the city and designed to be mobile so that it can be moved to different locations and events in the downtown.

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