The Blackfoot style Tipi represents shelter from negative happenings. Everyone who helps construct a Tipi receives blessings from the creator. An offering of tobacco to the spirit helpers asks for the right to use the land and provide the opportunity, environment and skills to erect a strong Tipi. All humans endeavor to live life in a good way. The Tipi represents the strength and resilience to face the challenges of life, to stand strong in the winds of change.