Last month, Can-SOLVE CKD announced the creation of a new learning pathway, Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj, which will help researchers and patients build respectful partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
The name Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj means “White Horse” in Anishinaabe and was given by Elder Dan Thomas at a pipe ceremony in March 2018. Along with the name, Elder Dan gave four colours for the learning pathway: white, blue, red, and yellow.
Helen Robinson-Settee, co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council, shared the name to network members at the Can-SOLVE CKD Annual Meeting on May 5. Check out the video below to learn more about the story behind Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj and the name’s significance to the learning pathway.