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Turtle Island Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2024

June 29 @ 12:00 pm 8:00 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.

Turtle Island Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2024
Partners: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, City of Winnipeg with Logan Staats, SIlla, ASKO, Nathaniel Sinclair, Orvis, Wanda Wilson, Tayller Peltier, DJ Fallen, DJ Sierra, DJ Und3adrat, Anishinaabe Voice, Buffalo Red Thunder, and invited dancers from Ma Mawi’s Powwow Club
Hosted by Ashley Martel Lepine
Saturday, June 29, 2024 
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Location: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street, 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-15405-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 Sabe Peacewalkers 
Families welcome

Concert schedule: 
12:00 pm: Welcoming remarks 
1:00 pm: Wanda Wilson, Tayller Peltier, and Orvis 
2:00 pm: Nathaniel Sinclair 
3:00 pm: Powwow demonstration with Anishinaabe Voice, Buffalo Red Thunder, and invited dancers from Ma Mawi’s Powwow Club 
5:00 pm: ASKO
6:00 pm: Silla 
7:00 pm: Logan Staats 
8:00 pm: DJ Fallen, DJ Sierra, DJ Und3adrat

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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Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre

510 King Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3Z5 Canada
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