How did this project get started? Back in January 2019 the British research partners, Louisa Minkin and Ian Dawson, came to Lethbridge in Blackfoot Territory, to discuss to the possibility of starting a project where they would create 3D digital models of Blackfoot objects held in British museums. The idea was formed between Dr. Josie Mills of the University of Lethbridge, and Louisa Minkin of Central Saint Martins Art College. After consulting with local Blackfoot confederacy Elders, the project was approved and encouraged.
While Minkin and Dawson were in Lethbridge they also hosted a series of digital imaging workshops. Both for University classes, as well as the general public. Students from New Media, Visual Art, and Geography were able to learn the basic techniques of photogrammetry and RTI.