mission of THE PIEGAN INSTITUTE is to serve as a vehicle to research,
promote and preserve Native languages.
in 1987, the Institute has its national headquarters and community-based
programs on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwest Montana.
Our community-based objectives are to increase the number of Blackfeet
language speakers, to increase the cultural knowledge base of
community members, and to actively influence positive community-based
change. Our national objectives are to promote support for Native
language issues through advocacy and education and to provide
a voice to the national and international dialogue on Native Language
Piegan Institutes community-based projects include operating
the Cuts Wood School Immersion program for grades
K through 8; carrying out research; and producing written, audio and video materials
on Blackfeet language and history.
American Indian Millennium: Renewing Our Ways for Future Generations
by Darrell Robes Kipp