Kevin Kickingwoman (Kooki “Corner”) is an enrolled tribal member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. He also has Cree ancestry.
Kevin served in the Navy for four years, based on the USS Sacramento, in Bremerton, Washington. He completed three tours overseas and one tour in the Desert Storm conflict. Kevin was honorably discharged from his service in the Navy with accommodations and an engineering certification.
He has his title 7 teaching certification, meaning he is a qualified Blackfeet language teacher. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Native American Studies and Anthropology, he graduated from the University of Montana in 2014 with a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Cultural Anthropology and Music.
Kevin has dedicated his career to teaching, learning, and sharing cultural knowledge. He has experience in radio broadcasting to teaching students kindergarten through high school. He began working at the Bridges program at the University of Montana assisting students on their path to a Baccalaureate degree in 2011. Next, he began working for the Cobell Land and Culture Institute in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Today, Kevin teaches Blackfeet Language and Culture at his alma mater, Browning High School.
Kevin has been raised, lives, and practices his Native ceremonies, traditions, singing and dancing. He is an active member of many of the societies and bundles of the Blackfeet People. His passion for singing has brought him respect, acclaim and knowledge. His singing, sharing and teaching others has impacted and enriched many lives. Kevin is a proud father to six children and grandfather one grand-daughter “Kooki” who is his pride and joy.