Performing This Year

aboriginal music manitoba (amm) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and amiskusees: semaganis worme family foundation for their financial support of the 2018 edition of the sākihiwē festival.

amm would also like to acknowledge the in-kind support of nci fm and ogichidaa arts.

the sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the spence neighbourhood association, central neighbourhoods, ma mawi wi chi itata centre, and jazz winnipeg.

note: amm has been instructed to use standard roman orthography (sro) to write the name of the festival because it's in cree. sro has no capital letters and amm has adopted this format for its website and social media posts.

Artist/Group

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.

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, singer/songwriter and performer who has been touring,...

richard inman

richard inman is quickly becoming a staple of winnipeg’s folk and country scene. with a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.spitting his time between south eastern manitoba and central...

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sebastian gaskin

sebastian gaskin is an up and coming musician based out of winnipeg, manitoba, canada. he started making music at 12 years of age, and quickly realized that music was an excellent outlet to help him release his negative feelings in a productive matter and to stay out of trouble. he released...

sonia eidse

sonia eidse is a singer/songwriter from winnipeg, canada. making reflective alt-pop, both her delicate voice and melancholic sound create a subtle mystique, stirring the heartstrings of its listeners. influenced by roberta flack, ella fitzgerald and kate bush, eidse began her...

t-rhyme

inspired by the spirit and sound of golden era hip hop, tara "t-rhyme" campbell shines a spotlight on her life experiences through poetry and music. pride in her denesuline (dene) and northern cree roots has served as motivation for her to become an artist women and Indigenous...

tara williamson

tara williamson is a poet and provocateur- the spark that ignites the flame. an indigenous singer/songwriter, her first 2 eps - lie low (produced by james mckenty) and ndn summer (produced by kinnie starr) were received with praise and made it on...

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​victoria inglis

victoria inglis is dënesułįne and nîhithaw from reindeer lake in northern turtle island. they explore writing, visual arts, and activism though a poetic lens, creating stories gifted to them though blood memory.

wanda wilson

singer/songwriter wanda wilson plays an eclectic mix of raw and sweet material that embodies strength, humour, hope and pain. originally from opaskwayak cree nation and currently living in winnipeg, wanda has performed her powerful original songs at venues ranging from anti-racism rallies to...