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.

Artist/Group

Billy Joe Green

Billy Joe Green is guitar slinging blues man who has earned the Best Blues CD (2006 & 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards), Best Male Artist (2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards), and Best Aboriginal Recording (2001 Western Canadian Music Awards) titles over the course of...

​Boogey The Beat

Boogey The Beat is an Anishinaabe DJ and Producer from Winnipeg, Canada who blends traditional Indigenous songs with modern electronic beats. His DJing skills have landed him on stages for the Indspire Awards, Canada Day 150 Main Stage in Ottawa, National Aboriginal Day LIVE presented by...

Burnstick

It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife.  Plains-Cree guitarist, Jason Burnstick, and Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, Nadia Gaudet Burnstick are award-winning duo: Burnstick.  Two performers whose voices and...

C-Weed Band

The C-Weed Band is lead by Errol Ranville, a country singer from Eddystone, Manitoba with close to four decades of touring experience under his belt. The band’s hits include “Evangeline,” “High and Dry,” and “Run As One.”With almost four decades of music under his belt,...

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Caid Jones

Caid Jones is a 21 year old First Nations/Irish hip hop artist born in Treaty 1, Winnipeg Manitoba. Caid Jones is focused heavily on community outreach, advocacy for Indigenous voices in business and is passionate about environmental and social justice. He centers his music around his story...

Ernest Monias

Ernest was born and raised in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He soon found that he had a gift for touching people with music. Over his career Ernest has released 18 albums and has performed many different styles of music including gospel, country, and rock.Entertaining coast to coast, Ernest’s stage...

Fontine

FONTINE crafts sanguine lyrics that tell of loves past and present; often using themes of nature to ground her songwriting. Her identity as a Nehiyaw Iskwew goes back to early memories of visiting the family farm on Cowessess First Nation reserve. Through songwriting, beading, and exploring...

Ila Barker

With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft. Fusing authentic and...

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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." - Island Music Fest"In First Nations...

Nikki Komaksiutiksak

Nikki Komaksiutiksak is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. She is now a mother of five and currently works for the Department of Manitoba Justice. Though Winnipeg is now her home, Nikki has found the strength to preserve her “Inukness” living in the southern part of...

North End Legend

They say if you bring two or more people together with the same shared vision, you create a sound that will connect with people and create something that can be shared on a community level. North End Legend brings together a trio of artists with a wide variety of musicality,...

Patti Kusturok

When it comes to Old Time Fiddling in Canada, Patti's the 'Boss'" - Calvin VollrathNorth American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame member Patti Kusturok's old time fiddle style is characterized by a pulsating, rhythmical lilt that is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.Often...

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Prado

Chaos just works for some people. Prado, AKA Prado Monroe, converts manic energy into magic. The pop luminary will turn on a dime from sweet to sadistic before doubling back all over again. On her 2021 debut Prado Monroe EP for tmwrk records, she flips the term “genre” upside...

Shanley Spence

Shanley Spence is an international world class Indigenous performer. She comes from the stars and a long line of matriarchs. Nihithaw (Swampy Cree) from Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies...

The O.B.

Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The O.B. is an abstract rapper with a cinematic dreamlike performance. He uses all kinds of mediums of art such as clothing and instrumentals to paint a picture of imperfection and beauty. He usually keeps to himself but when he does that's when the battles...

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Victoria Turko

Victoria Turko is a Metis singer/Songwriter and Actress who travels from show to show with her guitar in hand and a passion for story telling. She regularly performs at social events and venues around Manitoba. Some of her more notable performaces are playing on the main...