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Indigenous market at the sākihiwē festival 2023

By Alan Greyeyes | June 19, 2023

Tags: market | Pitâw Mīno Muskîkî | sakihiwe festival

The Pitâw Mīno Muskiki team is bringing 20 Indigenous artists and makers to the sākihiwē festival block parties on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. The two day market, entitled the Pitâw Mīno Muskiki Indigenous Handmade Mini Market, will give audiences a chance to purchase beadwork, fashion, art, and one of a kind items from some of the most talented folks in Winnipeg.

The makers and artists will be set up in tents across from our stages from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm each day and we encourage shoppers to bring cash for their purchases.

Pitâw Mīno Muskiki Indigenous Handmade Mini Market at the Turtle Island Block Party
Saturday, June 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street
Security by Sabe Peacewalkers
Everyone welcome

Pitâw Mīno Muskiki Indigenous Handmade Mini Market at the Central Park Block Party
Sunday, June 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Park, 366 Qu'Appelle Avenue, Winnipeg
Security by Thunderbirdz
Everyone welcome

The vendors include:
Black Wolf Dog (FacebookInstagram)
Little Cedar Dreamcatchers (Instagram)
Buzzy Beads (FacebookInstagram)
Eagle Woman Prints (FacebookInstagram)
Warnge (Facebook)
Gayle Sinclaire (FacebookInstagram)
Nimis Designs (FacebookInstagram)
Posies Creations (FacebookInstagram)
Empathic Moon (FacebookInstagram)
Deadly Creations (FacebookInstagram)
Sunrise Creations (FacebookInstagram)
Autumn Dawn Beads (FacebookInstagram)
Cheryle Dreaver Arts (Instagram)
Kristen Snowbird (Instagram)
Oh Collection (Instagram)
Miss Ribbons (FacebookInstagram)
Windy Dolls (FacebookInstagram)
Anishinaabe Girl Designs (FacebookInstagram)
Fire Medicine Women Wellness (FacebookInstagram)
Kristen Boubard

About Pitâw Mīno Muskîkî

Pitâw Mīno Muskîkî ("brings good medicine" in English) is a collective of Indigenous women artists and community advocates who have come together to host seasonal Indigenous handmade markets in Treaty 1 Territory.

Co-founded in 2022 by Shauna Fontaine (Anishinaabe Girl Designs), Brittany Grisdale (Black Wolf Dog), and Dana Connolly (Medicine Garden Society), Pitâw Mīno Muskîkî aims to bring gifts of medicine together through multi-faceted Indigenous art forms including music, literature, textiles, food, accessories and creations of all kinds.

Recent 3rd Place Winners of Powwow Pitch, Pitâw Mīno Muskiki is committed to supporting Indigenous makers, mentoring Indigenous youth, and to creating barrier free platforms which celebrate the diversity and unique talents of Indigenous peoples in the arts.


About the sākihiwē festival

The sākihiwē festival was launched in 2009 as Aboriginal Music Week to develop Indigenous youth as an audience for live music. The festival presents between 20 and 30 First Nation, Metis, Inuit, Native American, and Indigenous music acts each year. It is held in Treaty One Territory and is produced by Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM).

AMM received the name "sākihiwē" from Sundance Chief David Blacksmith during a ceremony on February 21, 2018. It means "to love" in Cree.

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 2023 edition of the sākihiwē festival.

AMM would like to acknowledge Manitoba Music, the West End BIZ, Foodfare, and the City of Winnipeg for their support of the sākihiwē festival.

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and the Spence Neighbourhood Association.


About Aboriginal Music Manitoba

AMM is a non-profit organization that presents, promotes and nurtures Indigenous music and culture in order to build audiences at the community level and beyond. We do this by producing an annual music festival; producing capacity development projects; shining a spotlight on the accomplishments of Indigenous music makers and industry professionals; and, by building bridges between the Indigenous music community and our counterparts around the world.

AMM is governed by a volunteer board, which includes chairperson Brett Huson, vice-chairperson Sandra Seidel, secretary Kimberly Cleave, and directors Rhonda Head, Ivana Yellowback, Jennifer Duka, and Reanna Merasty.