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, The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre @ 185 Young St. in West Broadway, and 485 Sherbrooke Ave in the West End.

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MISSION

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, The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre @ 185 Young St. in West Broadway, and 485 Sherbrooke Ave in the West End.

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 584 Selkirk Ave.
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Saturday & Sunday:
12:30pm: Meet up at 584 Selkirk Ave.
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Patrol

Youth Mock Patrols
Saturdays.
1:00pm – 3:30pm

Contact: Kevin Walker – 204-914-1708

Elmwood Patrol

Tuesday and Saturday:
5:30pm: Meet up at 180 Poplar Ave.
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Contact: Lorraine – 204-669-0750

West Broadway

Thursday & Friday:
5:30pm: Meet up at 185 Young St. (Broadway Neighbourhood Centre)
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Saturday and Sunday:
12:30pm: Meet up at 185 Young St. (Broadway Neighbourhood Centre)
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Patrol

Contact: Angela – 204-794-3568

West End / Central Patrol

Wednesday – Friday:
5:30pm: Meet up at 485 Sherbrooke St. (Makoon Transitions Inc.)
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Patrol

Contact: Keri Lynn – 431-335-8794

Community Assistance

Bear Clan Patrol is proud to be able to offer clothing and food assistance out of our location at 563 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg MB.

If picking up food for yourself and your children, please bring your Manitoba Health Card.

Hours of Operation are: Monday – Friday 12:00PM until 4:45 PM.

Board of Directors

Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker

Executive Director

Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell

Vice-Chair

Brian Chrupalo

Brian Chrupalo

Director

Mario Cueto

Mario Cueto

Director

Gaylene Nemeth

Gaylene Nemeth

Director

Frank Parkes

Frank Parkes

Director

Patrol Coordinators

Keri Lynn

Keri Lynn

Westend Coordinator

Angela Klassen

Angela Klassen

West Broadway Coordinator

Rose Fontaine

Rose Fontaine

Northend Coordinator

Lorraine Kehler

Lorraine Kehler

Elmwood Coordinator