Complete Directory

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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Arctic Song

Arctic Song includes Inuit musicians from across Canada's Arctic who have studied pisiit (Inuit drum songs) as well as contemporary choreography at the Qaggiq School of Performing Art.

Aspects

Hailing from Quesnel in beautiful British Columbia from the TL-etinqox band #712 and is currently residing in the capital of Canada in Ottawa.. Aspects has been rocking and making music on his guitar for almost 20 years now. A true musician in all...

Bear Witness

Bear Witness is an Ottawa-based DJ and visual artists with for over 17 years of experience on the turntables. He's Cayuga and specializes in dancehall tracks. 

Boogey The Beat w/ Shanley Spence

Pow wow step music producer Boogey The Beat and hoop dancer Shanley Spence join forces for performances that make audiences grab their cell phones or hit dance floods at nightclubs, community celebrations, and festival stages.

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​Carsen Gray

Carsen Gray is a fresh artist that is stunning Canadians across the Nation with her soulful lyrics, captivating voice and energetic sound. Hailing from Haida Gwaii, BC, Carsen is no stranger to a life of art, music, and entertainment. In 2017...

Dale Mac

Dale McArthur (Dale Mac), is an Alt-Rock, Roots/Blues Songwriter from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. The storytelling in his songs and driving music is backed by his soulful and catchy guitar melodies. Whether it’s acoustic roots in...

Don Amero

With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet. An engaging storyteller,...

Eekwol and T-Rhyme

Eekwol and T-Rhyme are seasoned rappers from nehiyaw and Dene territories, currently living in Saskatoon. The For Women By Women Project (FWBW) was born out of an awakening and realization that in our music, we need to create the dialogue and steer...

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Gabrielle Fontaine

Gabrielle Fontaine is a folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg MB. Gabrielle grew up surrounded in a strong musical environment. Her earliest exposure came through her father, Vince Fontaine, the founder and band leader of award...

Kelly Fraser

Originally from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Kelly has performed countless concerts across Canada (especially the Arctic), and she is extremely well-known in Nunavut and Nunavik. Her northern concerts attract large crowds, and on social media she has...

Leonard Sumner

"He has been called one of the most important, vital new voices of the First Nations roots music scene in Canada. In truth, Sumner could be categorized as one of the most important, vital new voices in the entire Canadian roots music scene." -...

Riit

From the land that never melts comes a sound that radiates life, youth and promise. Riit, from majestic Panniqtuq, Nunavut, is a new artist making space for herself in the electropop world with Inuktitut lyrics and deep rhythmic vocals layered over...

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Sandra Lamouche

Sandra Lamouche is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation, she grew up in Northern Alberta. She is a wife, mother, educator, dancer, writer and advocate. Sandra has over 15 years experience in over 10 international styles of dance. She is...

Shades of Dawn

Shades of Dawn is a 5 piece classic rock/country rock band formed by lead guitarist Jevon Chartrand, in honour of his late father Peter Chartrand (Duck Bay, Manitoba), an original member of Shades of Dawn, a rock band in the 60's and...

Shauit

Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, singer-songwriter Shauit sings in Innu, his native language as well as in French and English. Merging traditional Innu music with folk and reggae, he offers honest, committed songs filled with true...

Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum

Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum was formed seven years ago. A group of women came together and began their journey with the drum.Christy Salwan and Meagan Salwan, who carry the drum are members of the Sandy Bay...

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