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, 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.


Andrina Turenne

Andrina Turenne tells stories through song, delivered in the spirit of road trips, kitchen parties, and bonfire gatherings. In April of 2023, the Juno award-winning Franco-Manitoban/Red River Métis artist released her first solo record, Bold as Logs. The bilingual, spirited debut has charted...


ASKO is a teaching lodge that you enter into with hesitation and humility. It is an immersive experience in which, if you bring an open heart and an open mind, you will learn to listen in a different register and come out of the lodge with a different perspective than...


Aysanabee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer songwriter currently based in Toronto. He is Oji-Cree, Sucker Clan of the Sandy Lake First Nation a remote fly-in community in the far reaches of Northwestern Ontario.Solemn and soaring, backed by a swirling blend of indie, soul...

Barrin May

Barrin May is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from St. Theresa Point Anisininew Nation in northern Manitoba.



Music has been at the heart of this dynamic kinship since the duo met over a decade ago. It's no surprise that their songs are timeless and incomparable.  Burnstick's signature sound is driven by Jason's proficient playing of 100-year-old Weissenborn lap slide guitars, resonating...

Celeigh Cardinal

“I’VE ALWAYS CONNECTED WITH ARTISTS WHOSE VOICES RESONATE; YOU CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR BODY.  THAT IS WHAT I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE.” With a confident voice Celeigh Cardinal owns a stage and captivates audiences by seamlessly blending humor and vulnerability in her...

DJ Fallen

DJ Fallen is a participant in the Spence Neighbourhood Association's DJ program.

DJ Sierra

DJ Sierra is a participant in the Spence Neighbourhood Association's DJ program.


DJ Und3adrat

DJ Und3adrat is a participant in the Spence Neighbourhood Association's DJ program.

Don Amero

Throughout the last decade, singer-songwriter, performer and 3x JUNO Award nominee Don Amero has made it his mission to tell engaging and unique stories, tapping into his rare ability to effortlessly and genuinely connect with his audience. 2022 marked a momentous year Amero; he earned a 2022...

Garret T. Willie

Garret T. Willie is an old soul masquerading as an uncommonly wise, weathered, witty and world-weary 23-year-old. He's about to give rock 'n' roll a formidable 21st -century kick in the ass with plenty of wild, heartbreaking, and hilarious stories to share in true rock 'n' roll...

Logan Staats

In 2018, veracious Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats was chosen from 10,000 hopeful contestants vying for a spot on musical competition show The Launch. Before an audience of 1.4 million viewers, Staats won, officiating the breakthrough that would lead him to Nashville and Los...


Miesha and The Spanks

Where have all the riot grrrls gone? You ask – Miesha & The Spanks answer. If you’ve got a yearning for flashy yet classic hard rock, look no further – this Calgary-based duo has the guitar hero-worshiping, face melting, whisky belting sound that you’ve been seeking.A modern...

Nathaniel Sinclair

Nathaniel Sinclair from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, loves singing round dance and pow wow music. At 2-years-old he learnt how to sing by watching YouTube videos. He was inspired by Northern Cree Drum Group singers.


Neejagon (friends) consists of Les Gerome on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica and Dean Malcolm on guitar.


Orvis is a Cree & Ojibway musician/artist from Pimicikimak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.Orvis released the Love in Vain EP and the Orvis EP to all streaming platforms in spring and autumn 2023, respectively. Orvis’ song "There Was A Time" charted on the...



With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with...

Rikki Linklater

Rikki Linklater is a country singer based in Thompson, Manitoba.


Semiah, the trailblazing Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) pop electro-RnB songwriter, producer, and multidisciplinary artist effortlessly traverses a spectrum of emotions through her versatile writing style. Semiah provides the perfect soundtrack for every moment in your life, whether you're in the...


Silla are an Inuit throat singing duo known for blending traditional songs across a wide range of contemporary genres. Performing together since 2005, Silla’s members Charlotte Qamaniq from Iglulik and Cynthia Pitsiulak from Kimmirut, Nunavut, have crafted a hypnotizing...



Winnipeg-based Indigenous hip hop artist Stun (aka Winston Chubb) crafts award-winning music with a message that runs deep. With sharp and sincere lyrics, Stun’s stories of struggle and heartache melt into messages of hope, endurance, and love—all existing within an electric...

Teagan Littlechief

In a crescendo of destiny, Teagan Littlechief, a musical prodigy deeply entwined with her Cree roots, stormed into the limelight at the tender age of 15. The GX94 contest became her battleground, where she wielded her vocal prowess like a warrior's weapon, seizing victory with a spellbinding...

The North Sound

At the heart of great songwriting is great storytelling. For The North Sound, songs are a declaration of joy, a hallmark of yearning, and a tender tale of honesty. Yet amidst the rawness, trials and tribulations, there are notes of hope and happiness. This is the duo at their best: Sharing...

United Thunder

United Thunder is a dynamic Indigenous square dance group that bases their performances around The Red River Jig and Traditional Squaredancing.United Thunder was born out of a deep commitment to share culture and preserve traditions close to their group's hearts....



From amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB) Currently residing in Moh-kíns-tsis (Treaty 7 Territory Calgary, AB) In Norse mythology, Valkyries decide who lives and who dies in battle. This Ojibwe and Cree emcee decides who wins and loses...

Wanda Wilson

Singer/songwriter Wanda Wilson wears many hats. Originally from Treaty 5, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Wilson’s material embodies strength, humour, hope and pain. When she has the time, Wanda honors her creativity by exploring and supporting art events. The arts in all its forms are a great...

Wyatt C. Louis

Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw singer-songwriter based in Moh'kinstsís, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). They have made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld...

Yandira Campos

Yandira Campos is a 22-year-old music student in Alberta and she's very excited to make the trip back to Winnipeg for the sākihiwē festival.