Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway

Speakers: (CAN-Solve CKD Network:) Helen Robinson-Setee, Arlene Desjarlais, Catherine Turner, Craig Setee; (Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research:) Dr. Malcolm King

Description: “Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj (wah-bish-kih biish-ih-goo skaa-nch) is a learning pathway that aims to enhance researchers’ knowledge and awareness of racial biases, Indigenous voices and stories, the impact of colonization on Indigenous health, and culturally safe health research practices. The objectives of Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj are closely aligned with those of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. Participants are encouraged to look, listen, learn, and lead their way along the pathway:

LOOKING: Look within to observe and examine racial identities, privileges, and biases

LISTENING: Listen to Indigenous voices and stories by participating in interactive learning exercises, facilitated online modules and webinars

LEARNING: Enhance knowledge of the history of colonization in Canada and its impacts on Indigenous peoples and their health

LEADING: Reflect on the learning and commit to taking appropriate actions in building genuine partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities in the spirit of reconciliation.”

*description excerpted from https://www.cansolveckd.ca/learning-pathway

*Recording from the AbSPORU Virtual Institute 2020

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The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.