Seed School: Conversation with William Singer III

Join Lisa Hirmer and Elwood Jimmy in conversation with William Singer III on Zoom. To register for this online event, use this link.

Api’soomaahka (Running Coyote) – William Singer III 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 he uses his art to teach the Blackfoot language and culture. 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 teaches at the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society where he is developing a land based / Indigenous Plants curriculum. He is member of the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC), a board member of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association, and is in a partnership agreement with Parks Canada, Waterton Lakes.

This conversation is part of a series of events co-programmed by Lisa Hirmer and Elwood Jimmy, linked together by the concept of “Seed School,” an ephemeral initiative co-conceived to cultivate wiser and more accountable artistic & life practices for the planet in a time of climate crisis.