We are Bear Clan Patrol

Bear Clan Patrol came about as a result of the ongoing need to assume our traditional responsibility to provide security to our Aboriginal community. Given that the Aboriginal population in Winnipeg is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000, and is heavily concentrated in certain inner city neighborhoods, it was felt that the community must organize to keep the peace and to assist community members. The concept behind the patrol, then, is community people working with the community to provide personal security in the inner city in a non-threatening, non-violent and supportive way. The Patrol operates out of 584 Selkirk Ave in the North End and The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre @ 185 Young St. in West Broadway.

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To provide restoration and maintenance of harmony within the community by:

• promoting and providing safety.

• conflict resolution.

• mobile witnessing and crime prevention.

• maintaining a visible presence on the streets.

• providing an early response to situations


Who We Are?

The Patrol is a community-based solution to crime prevention, providing a sense of safety, solidarity, and belonging to both its members and to the communities they serve.

This is achieved in a non-violent, non-threatening, non-judgmental, and supportive manner primarily through relationship building and reconciliation.

The Patrol demonstrates a way of being that works in harmony with the broader community rather than in conflict with it and in a relationship that encourages rather than seeking to defeat leadership as it emerges at a local level.

The Bear Clan draws its direction solely from our traditional philosophies and practices.

The concept behind the Bear Clan Patrol is community people working with the community to provide personal security in the inner city in a non-threatening, non-violent, non-judgmental, and supportive way.

The Patrol operates out of 584 Selkirk Ave in the North End and The Broadway Neighborhood Centre @ 185 Young St. in West Broadway,

Currently, there are well over 1500 men and women involved with the Patrol on a volunteer basis.

Why we are here.

Our community recognizes that Indigenous people once had their own territory, language and culture – vibrant and cohesive social, economic and political systems held together by a spiritual worldview and a sacred responsibility to Mother Earth and all of creation.

Most importantly, we recognize that these values, traditions and institutions remain viable today.

With consciousness comes awareness, with awareness comes ownership of personal circumstances, and with collaboration comes change. It is within the context of this approach that the Bear Clan Patrol has been mobilized.

It is an effort to restore to our community the capacity to address our own needs.

It is possible to re-develop our community according to our own values and vision.

There are enough people who have enough vision and commitment to not give up the struggle.

For those of us who take our responsibility seriously to our children and future generations, we can and will, in our lifetime, see the changes that we are fighting for.

We believe that developing the knowledge and skills of young people is critical because they will be the ones who will inherit these conditions.
For this reason, our strategies and attention must be directed towards young people.

Walk With Us!

North End Patrol

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
5:30pm: Meet up at 190 Disraeli Fwy
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Saturday & Sunday:
12:30pm: Meet up at Disraeli Fwy
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Patrol

Youth Mock Patrols
Alternating Saturdays.
1:00pm – 3:00pm


Contact: Kevin Walker – 204-914-1708


Thursday & Friday:
5:30pm: Meet up at 419 Graham Ave. (Broadway Neighbourhood Centre)
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Saturday and Sunday:
12:30pm: Meet up at 419 Graham Ave. (Broadway Neighbourhood Centre)
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Patrol

Contact: Angela – 204-794-3568



5:30pm: meet up @ 2255 King Edward Street
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Contact: Garry – 204-998-0871 or Northwest@bearclanpatrol.org

Board of Directors

Johnathan Drozdowski

Johnathan Drozdowski

Treasurer and Secretary

Rose Fontaine

Rose Fontaine


Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson


Noah Wahquahboshkuk

Noah Wahquahboshkuk

Chair of the Board

Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker

Executive Director

Patrol Coordinators

Garry Alejo

Garry Alejo

Maples and Elwick Coordinator

Angela Klassen

Angela Klassen

West Broadway Coordinator