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Vision Quest Conference

May 14 – 16, 2010 Presentation by  Wanbdi Wakita & Pahan Pte San Win Finding My Path, Indigenous Identity in the Modern World In residential school they cut his hair, forbid him to speak his language and tried to rid him of his Dakota ways. Yet today he remains a […]

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Building Cultural Competency & Confidence

Grandfather Wanbdi Wakita & Grandmother Pahan Pte San Win share knowledge, protocols and hands-on learning for individuals who want to feel more comfortable to enter Indigenous community and Ceremony. This will be a lovely, renewing day of deep learning, a one-day retreat with group discussion, great food and time to journal and […]

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National Mental Health Conference 2019

March 21 & 22 Keynote Address – Something Sacred with Wanbdi Wakita & Pahan Pte San Win One day Wanbdi had a powerful vision that changed his life. Since then he has had the job of making prayers for people. Pahan Pte San Win tells us, “The first time I had a […]

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Bear Paw Tipi Youtube Channel

Bear Paw Tipi has launched a YouTube Channel! Spiritual Leaders, Wanbdi Wakita and Pahan Pte San Win, share sacred teachings that they have received over a lifetime of making prayers for people. Learn about our relationship with Mother Earth and the natural world. Feel the hope that universal truths inspire. Expect […]

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Wakan Ija: Children, They are Holy Too

March 16, 2019 10 – 6 p.m.  Sandy Saulteaux Retreat Centre, Beausejour, MB Children are sacred, every single one. When traumatized, children respond in predictable and often troublesome ways. Grandmother Pahan Pte San Win’s work with incarcerated youth has taught her some surprising lessons about trauma response and what youth […]

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Wanbdi Wakita receives the Order of Manitoba

There are 1.27 million people living in Manitoba. In the past ten years 221 have been chosen to receive the Order of Manitoba. On May, 12, 2016, Wanbdi Wakita became one of them. “While the individual accomplishments of the women and men recommended this year for investiture are wide ranging, […]

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Aboriginal Circle of Educators Honours Pahan

  In February 2016, Pahan Pte San Win was presented with the 10th Annual Aboriginal Circle of Educators Award in the category of Honouring Our Elders, Winnipeg Manitoba. What makes her deserving of this honor? This is what some have said. “… She has been working hard to promote Aboriginal […]

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Walking the Four Directions of Love

During the deep cold of February 2015, Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita traveled north to Yellowknife, NWT. Pahan delivered a Keynote address titled, Walking the Four Directions of Love at the NWT Wellness Conference. Wanbdi Wakita gave a workshop, Living a Life Teachings. Afterwards conference organizers said, “Our keynote speaker, […]

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