William Singer III
Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society
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 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 Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA), the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) and a partnership with Parks Canada, Waterton Lakes.