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I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know: Building Cultural Competence in Indigenous Community

May 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


“ Due to COVID 19 this workshop is postponed until further notice. New dates to be announced at a later date.”  


Join Wanbdi Wakita & Pahan Pte San Win for a one-day retreat to share knowledge and protocols with individuals who want to feel more comfortable to enter Indigenous community and Ceremony.

Enjoy experiential learning, group discussion, a delicious lunch, sitting by a fire and time to walk-in nature. A holistic time to relax your mind and body and expand your heart and spirit.

Who Indigenous & non-Indigenous educators, professionals and community members.

When Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9 am – 4 pm

Where Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg

Cost $250

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Topics that will be covered:

Taku Wakan – What is Sacredness?
Who is a respected Grandmother, Grandfather, ceremonial leader, medicine person or senior citizen?
Introductions – Name, Language, songs, colors
Medicines – sage, sweetgrass, cedar and tobacco
Women Teachings
Natural Law – All my relations
Social Context


Grandfather Wanbdi Wakita

Wanbdi Wakita, a Wicasa Wakan or Holy Man, is a residential school survivor, counsellor and storyteller who has spent a lifetime making prayers for people. He possesses a rare breadth of traditional, cultural and sacred Knowledge.

Grandmother Pahan Pte San Win

Pahan, a Sundance Leader, is a Spiritual Caregiver and storyteller who has provided counseling support to residential school survivors, traumatized women, incarcerated men and youth. She shares teachings of Love and promotes unity among nations.

Suggestions of what to bring

Comfy clothes, moccasins or slippers, a blanket & pillow, warm outdoor clothes, a journal, a long skirt or ribbon shirt if you have one, (offerings such as a pouch of tobacco & 1 meter of blue broadcloth – *optional), your stress and burdens to leave there and take home hope, inspiration and renewed energy

What people have said about this workshop

… a safe and kind place to learn about Indigenous culture

… As confident and competent as I thought I was, it has definitely been enhanced.

… excellent, warm and friendly facilitators in a beautiful venue. So much shared and opportunity to ask questions.

… an incredible day!


May 23, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Fort Whyte Alive
1961 McCreary Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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