EleV Navigator Team receives a Blackfoot name

As the six members of the EleV Navigator Team prepare to go into the Blackfoot Confederacy communities of Kainai, Piikani and Siksika, they were given a traditional sendoff. In following traditional protocol and to set their paths forward in “a good way,” Elder Francis First Charger, Niinaisipistoo (Owl Chief), and Elder Cathy Hunt, Staah’tsi’naims’skaa’ki (Thunder Pipe Woman Under the Sky), advised a Blackfoot name be given to the navigators as a true honour to welcome them into their roles as community liaisons.

Elder First Charger honoured the team with the name Iksisstowaapi Kanakkaatsi (Going All Out Society).