Band Achievements

Band member, Patricia Whitebear, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the tourism industry.  She was the recipient of the 1997 Canadian Aboriginal Tourism Award, presented by Canadian Airlines International and the Journal of Aboriginal Tourism.

Whitebear is responsible for initiating a tourism program in her community that consists of the Bear Claw Lodge and Convention Centre; the bear Claw Casino; and the White Bear Lake Golf and Country Resort.  Expansions such as cultural interpretive camps and tour packages have been made in the area of tourism.