Api’soomaahka (Running Coyote) – William Singer III
Artist and Operator, Naapi’s Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank
Api’soomaahka (Running Coyote) – William Singer III is a member of the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy.
Named after his great, great uncle Running Coyote who was a Blackfoot warrior, he carries on his legacy by surviving in two worlds and maintaining the Blackfoot worldview. His main profession is as an artist/illustrator with 40 years of experience. His work is deeply rooted in the Blackfoot worldview and uses painting to teach. Along with his art, He devotes a lot of time being an entrepreneur and an environmental and political activist, utilizing Blackfoot Ecological Knowledge and protocol. Other areas of interest include food security and sovereignty, Blackfoot science and physics, watershed health and grassland restoration. Api’soomaahka has been involved in many spiritual, cultural events and activities and has always been an advocate for First Nations rights, knowledge and wellness. He currently operates Naapi’s Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank and is a member Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA) and the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)