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Central Park Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2024

June 30 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

The sākihiwē festival (formerly Aboriginal Music Week) is produced by Aboriginal Music Manitoba Inc. (AMM). The festival is set for June 28-30, 2024 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Central Park Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2024
Partner: Spence Neighbourhood Association with Neejagon, United Thunder, Teagan Littlechief, Semiah, Valkyrie, Stun, Barrin May, Rikki Linklater, Yandira Campos, DJ Fallen, DJ Sierra, and DJ Und3adrat; Hosted by Ashley Martel Lepine

When: Sunday, June 30, 2024 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Central Park, 366 Qu’Appelle Avenue, Winnipeg 

  • Free concert, free BBQ, free prize draw at 8:45 pm 
  • Raffle draw for a PlayStation 5 at 9:00 pm, tickets $2.00 each (license number LGCA-15406-SOR) 
  • Indigenous Marketplace, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
  • The SnapFox Photo Booth (free printed photographs), 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
  • Hair braiding, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
  • Peacekeeping by Spirit Horse 
  • Families welcome

Performance schedule
12:00 pm: Welcoming remarks 
1:00 pm: Rikki Linklater, Yandira Campos, and Barrin May presented by the Indigenous Music Development Program at Manitoba Music 
2:00 pm: Stun 
3:00 pm: Valkyrie 
4:00 pm: DJ Fallen, DJ Sierra, DJ Und3adrat 
5:00 pm: Semiah 
6:00 pm: Neejagon 
7:00 pm: Teagan Littlechief 
8:00 pm: United Thunder

The festival’s mission is to bring music to Indigenous families in divested neighborhoods, ensuring they can engage in the arts without compromising their family responsibilities, personal safety, or financial stability. Additionally, it aims to be a launch pad for emerging Indigenous artists and a stepping stone for mid-career or export-ready artists seeking further support. In fostering these platforms for Indigenous talent and culture, the sākihiwē festival not only celebrates music but also serves as a vital act of cultural preservation and empowerment.

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and the City of Winnipeg. The sākihiwē summer series is made possible by partnerships with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Treaty One Nation, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, the Central Community Incentives Program, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

To learn more about this year’s sākihiwē festival, visit their web site at: https://www.sakihiwe.ca

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Central Park

366 Qu'Appelle Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1W9 Canada
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