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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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Walking Together into a Hopeful Future

Yasodhara Ashram, Kootney, B.C. – Weekend Workshop – April 26 – 28, 2019 Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, will be guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and how to be an ally.  Wanbdi is Grandfather in Residence at the University of Manitoba; Pahan is an Indigenous […]

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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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Building Cultural Competence and Confidence Workshop – Level 1

January 19, 2019 Building Cultural Competence and Confidence Level 1 with Wanbdi Wakita & Pahan Pte San Win Knowledge, protocols and hands-on learning for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals who want to feel more comfortable in Ceremony or to enter into Indigenous community. Ideal for those in education, social work, justice, […]

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Sacred Fire, Asheville, North Carolina

VOICES OF WISDOM 2018 SOUTHEAST NOVEMBER 17-18, 2018  For thousands of years humans have gathered together around the fire for light, warmth and connection. Voices of Wisdom, an offspring of Ancient Wisdom Rising, is a new regional event by the Sacred Fire Foundation that brings communities together with local indigenous elders and […]

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