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2nd Annual Winterruption Round Dance

By Alan Greyeyes | January 9, 2024

Tags: Canadian Museum for Human Rights | Round Dance | west end cultural centre | Winterruption

We're working with the West End Cultural Centre and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Museum) to host our second annual round dance. The free event is a part of Winterruption WPG and it's set for Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Museum, located at The Forks in Winnipeg.

We started on the path of hosting round dances with a sweat lodge ceremony last year. We're still learning and working hard to earn the respect of the round dance community. After our round dance in 2023, we were told that we needed a larger venue and we're super excited to make the move to the Museum this year because we'll have way more room for singers, back-up singers, dancers, and audience members. The Museum also gave us permission to smudge and conduct the pipe ceremony indoors, which is really great!

Everything will take place in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall on the main floor of the Museum. The evening will begin with a pipe ceremony at 5:00 pm, followed by a feast at 6:00 pm, and the first song at 7:00 pm. We'll also host a giveaway for everyone in attendance at 10:00 pm.

2nd Annual Winterruption Round Dance
Presented by the sākihiwē festival, West End Cultural Centre, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Emcees: Joel Wood & Tonia Jo Hall
Stickman: Darryl Buck
Invited singers: Teddy Bison, Morley Littletent, Calvin Kaye, Eric Chief, Brendon Harvey, Emery Taypotat
Invited back-up singers: Amanda Gauthier, Nina Henry, Yvana Yellowback, Raven Hart, Shelby Asapace
First 10 singers paid, first 10 back-up singers paid
Ribbon skirt contest, ribbon shirt contest
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024 
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba
4:00 pm: Doors open
5:00 pm: Pipe Ceremony
6:00 pm: Feast
7:00 pm: First song, Round Dance
10:00 pm: Giveaway
Tickets - FREE

Confirmed vendors: Neon Beads by danielle, Martha Troian, Little Cedar Designs, Fox n' Fuddle, Aurelia and Family, posiescreeations, Chevz Thredz, Stefanie Chabot, and Marc Kuegle - Artist, OH Collection, Shannon Bear, Sweet Moon Medicine

We recognize that the Dakota Nation Winterfest runs the same weekend. It's an incredible event and we encourage everyone to make the trip to Brandon, Manitoba. But if you missed your chance to grab a hotel room or you can't fit Winterfest into your budget this month, you're more than welcome to join us at the Museum.

We'll have seating available for around 400 people, but families and guests are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot.

Accessibility: The Museum was built to feature inclusive design and sets a global example for accessibility. From the way you enter the building to the way you interact with exhibits, the experience is inclusive and accessible for everyone.

Parking: Unfortunately complimentary parking is unavailable and The Forks has two large parking lots across the street from the Museum.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.