The Blackfoot App



The Blackfoot App

Dr. Vivian Ayoungman could remember her mother always being complimented on her beautiful and elegant handwriting. “My mother would say ‘it’s all the practice I got from writing: I must never speak Blackfoot again.” Ayoungman’ and her mother were Residential School survivors and we’re often punished for speaking their native language. Today, Ayoungman is an educator at Old Sun Community College – former residential school – she teaches a Blackfoot class and has developed an app to help students learn the language.