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sākihiwē festival

June 14 - June 16

The sākihiwē festival was launched in 2009 as Aboriginal Music Week to develop Indigenous youth as an audience for live music. The festival presents between 20 and 30 First Nation, Metis, Inuit, Native American, and Indigenous music acts each year. It is held in Treaty One Territory and is produced by Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM). The festival will run June 14-16 in Winnipeg and 21 Indigenous acts will perform at one or more of the festival’s five locations.

Festival Highlights

  • 2019 marks the 10th year of festival programming for AMM (the festival was introduced as Aboriginal Music Week in 2009, took a one-week break during the Canada 150 celebrations, and received a new name during a ceremony lead by Sundance Chief David Blacksmith in 2018).
  • Arctic Song’s Inuit music revitalization movement, the electro-pop throat singing of Riit, and Kelly Fraser’s Inuktitut pop songs will give audiences a taste of the incredible things happening north of the tree line.
  • Eekwol and T-Rhyme will join forces for a powerhouse hip hop performance in front of the Ka Ni Kanichihk building on June 15.
  • Hoop dancers Shanley Spence, Sandra Lamouche, and Rylee Sandberg will entertain audiences on their own at one or more of the festival concerts.

sākihiwē festival schedule:

Grand Entry presented by Section 35
ft. Bear Witness, Boogey The Beat w/ Shanley Spence, Carsen Gray, Aspects, and Kelly Fraser
Friday, June 14, 2019
The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Avenue
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
18+ | I.D. Req’d
Tix: First 100 free with RSVP, $10 +tax advance/door
RSVP/Tix: https://smarturl.it/grandentry2019

Central Park Block Party
Partners: Central Neighbourhoods Winnipeg, Art Beat Studio
ft. Don Amero, Leonard Sumner, Carsen Gray, Sandra Lamouche, and Art Beat Studio
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Central Park, 400 Edmonton Street
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Bouncy castle
Bring lawn chairs

Ka Ni Kanichihk Block Party
Partner: Ka Ni Kanichihk
ft. Eekwol & T-Rhyme, Arctic Song, Boogey The Beat w/ Shanley Spence, Aspects, The Butterfly Club, Brandi Vezina
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Harriet Street beside the Ka Ni Kanichihk office at 455 McDermot Avenue
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Bouncy castle
Bring lawn chairs

Spence Neighbourhood Block Party
Partner: Spence Neighbourhood Association
ft. Arctic Song, Kelly Fraser, Low Budget Rock Star, Rylee Sandberg, Dale Mac
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Bouncy castle
Bring lawn chairs

Turtle Island Block Party
Partner:  Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
ft. Riit, Shauit, Sandra Lamouche, Dawn Chartrand, Zedone, Ma Mawi Pow Wow Club
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Bouncy castle
Bring lawn chairs

Details

Start:
June 14
End:
June 16
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