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Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihwē festival.

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Central Neighbourhoods, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Ka Ni Kanichihk.

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Ashley Robertson

Born and raised in Winnipeg, educated at Belmont University in Nashville and touring internationally, singer-songwriter Ashley Robertson is a hard working artist with an impressive amount of acclaim for her brand of genre-bending country music....

Astronomar

"Dopest Alaskan since Santa Claus or Grizzlyman!" - DiploHailing from Juneau, Alaska, Marlon Lumba aka Astronomar was brought up on a eclectic record collection comprised of Steely Dan, MF Doom and Switch. After relocating to Los Angeles...

​Billy Simard

Billy Simard is a singer/songwriter from Manigotagan. He has been involved in music from a very early age surrounded by the influences of a musical family. He has had many songs recorded by various artists over the years. Some of his...

Bob Chartrand

Independent singer/songwriter, Bob Chartrand was born Robert Marvin Chartrand on August 21, 1957 in Winnipegosis, Manitoba. He is the third eldest child of Antoine and Irene Chartrand's ten children. Bob has four other brothers and five sisters....

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Boogat

Boogát is a multi award winning Canadian-Mexican musician from Québec who mixes Hip-Hop with Latin music like Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton and more…The son of immigrant parents from Paraguay and Mexico, he was born in Québec City and...

Buffalo Gals

Buffalo Gals

David Morin

With his self released debut album, Every Colour, out on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on...

Digging Roots

Digging Roots… for the last few years the JUNO winning genre-blurring indy band from the Toronto area have been touring North America and Europe. Recently back from a two month Australian tour musical partners Raven and ShoShona have been...

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Double The Trouble

Luc and Aidan Wrigley are 15 year old Cree and French-Metis twins who began Fiddling and Jigging at the age of 3. The following year they won gold and silver medals in the Jigging and Fiddling contests at Festival du Voyageur. By six, the twins...

Eekwol

Eekwol is an award winning hip hop emcee from Cree Territory in Saskatchewan and a member of Muskoday First Nation. For Eekwol, creation brings growth in all aspects of life. With the birth of her son comes the birth of a new style of music. As a...

Four Sacred Winds

Four Sacred Winds

Frank Yamma

The man Everbody's Talking about in the world music scene globally is Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma, the voice of Australia’s Central Desert. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native Indigenous language and in English....

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Jade Turner

Jade Turner is an award winning songwriter and performer, and it’s only the beginning for this charming rising star in Manitoba’s country scene. Winner of 2017’s IMA Best Country Album and 2018’s MCMA Emerging Artist of the Year awards, with many...

Kristi Lane Sinclair

Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian indigenous artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie...

Ray St. Germain

Born in 1940, Ray St. Germain started playing music and singing while growing up in St. Vital, a suburb in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He started out on accordion but switched over to guitar as a teenager because it looked a little silly jumping all...

Renee Lamoureux

Award winning singer songwriter Renée Lamoureux's new record Dare to be You produced by Murray Pulver is an album with big ambition; designed to uplift and amplify the spark of life.  Renée’s anthemic, heartening tunes assert exuberance;...

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​Rylee Sandberg

Rylee Sandberg is a 6 year old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer living in Winnipeg. She is now in grade 2 and loves school, and has been hoop dancing since her 4th birthday where she was given a set of 7 hoops by a family friend. She had been...

Shanley Spence

Shanley Spence is an international world class Indigenous performer. She comes from the stars and a long line of matriarchs. Nihithaw (Swampy Cree) from Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of...

Tracy Bone

Tracy Bone is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation in southwestern Manitoba. Her first album, entitled No Lies, earned her a Songwriter of the Year trophy at the 2009 Aboriginal Peoples...