Bear Clan Patrol’ to return to Winnipeg streets – Idle No More


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“Volunteers from the city’s indigenous community are resurrecting a group that once patrolled Winnipeg streets.

“The murder of Tina Fontaine this past summer was really the catalyst for this,” said James Favel, chair of the Dufferin Residents Association and one of those reconstituting the Bear Clan Patrol.

In the early 1990s, the Bear Clan Patrol had more than 200 members, whose goal was to prevent crime and help vulnerable people. Volunteers would work from dusk to dawn in teams, walking, driving or cycling through inner-city neighbourhoods.

Members of the Bear Clan were involved in everything from preventing break-ins, stopping fights and getting intoxicated people get home safely, to keeping an eye on those in the sex trade.”

Read the Full Story by Tim Fontaine from CBC News Manitoba HERE

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