Pânsâwân Story

Our Founders

Pânsâwân was founded by Ian Gladue of Wabasca's Bigstone Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada (Treaty 8 Territory). Here, Ian's Elders taught him how to prepare Drymeat and to refer to the sacred delicacy as "Pânsâwân".

Ian and his wife Rondell were successfully managing their business "Native Delights" when they decided to share their story with the world. Ian took time to meet with Elders throughout his local area, getting their feedback on the product with respect, thus making it "Elder Approved".

*A special thanks to Ian's mother Jacqueline (Fort Good Hope, NWT) who taught Ian the traditional way of creating Drymeat.