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

​Ashley Ghostkeeper

Ashley Ghostkeeper is a Metis-Cree Emerging Country Artist originally from Red Deer, Ab. She currently calls Calgary her home. Ashley was born into a family of singers and songwriters and at an early age was heavily influenced by her family and their love of music. At the tender age of 8...

D-Town Junior Steppers

D-Town Steppers was founded in 2013 by a group of parents who wanted a family friendly group where siblings and parents are encouraged to join practices and fundraising. Since the start we have grown to three dance groups: D-Town Intermediate Steppers, D-Town Junior Steppers, and our baby...

Darryl Buck

A prominent Indigenous singer songwriter from Opaskwayak Cree Nation renowned for round dance and 2018 Best Hand Drum Album nominee at The Indigenous Music Awards. Music has allowed him to connect to land, language and ceremony. Through his music his belief is that everyone has song inside of...

Drives the Common Man

Drives the Common Man is a Mi’kmaq singer, songwriter, producer/composer out of Southern Ontario Canada. With over 200k followers on the social app TikTok, Drives is a young artist on the rise. His passion for pop and rock crates a nostalgic blend of alternative pop.

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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...

Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood was born in the rhythm of Round Dance season on an icy October evening. That evening resonated with the spirit of the Round Dance from her Cree ancestors through her father Earl Wood of Saddle Lake, Alberta. That same evening also echoed with the Salish chants and hums of the...

​Gator Beaulieu

Gator Beaulieu is a Country Singer/Songwriter from Ebb and Flow First Nation with roots in Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba.  Gator’s authentic country music style interweaves his love of ballads, blues, rock, folk and Indigenous styles of music. You can hear the influences...

Hayley Wallis

The rich textured tone of singer songwriter Hayley Wallis’ voice has an unmistakable confidence that is immediately recognizable. Hayley delivers a powerful emotional performance that evokes a response as dynamic as her vocal range. She is part of the Kitasoo/Xais’xais...

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Miesha and The Spanks

Miesha Louie is a mixed-Secwépemc artist living in Treaty 7 Territory, and The Spanks are the many drummers who’ve stood beside her on stage. Sean Hamilton is her latest and longest partner, and together they’ve spent the last 5 years building and embellishing their garage-rock sound...

Miss Chief Rocka

Angela Miracle Gladue aka Miss Chief Rocka, is a nehiyaw (Cree)/Greek Interdisciplinary Artist from the Treaty 6 Territory of amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and is a proud member of Frog Lake First Nation. At age 6 she began cultural dancing through a Metis and Powwow dance program...

Morgan Grace

Morgan Grace is a 15 year old left handed fiddler from East Selkirk, Manitoba who has been playing since the age of four. Morgan grew up listening to and playing music around the kitchen table with family and friends. Her musical style has been greatly influenced from those early days to...

Sherri Shorting

Sherri Shorting is an Anishinaabe singer and songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Her love and passion for music comes from the admiration for such artists as; Shania Twain, The Dixie Chicks, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash. Their soulful and charismatic twist on country music...

Snotty Nose Rez kids

Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla (Indigenous) descent from Kitimat, BC. Rappers Yung Trybez and Young D formed the duo in 2016, releasing two albums in 2017 with their second, The Average Savage, winning them them Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music...

Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum

Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum was formed seven years ago. A group of women came together and began their journey with the drum.Christy Salwan and Meagan Salwan, who carry the drum are members of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, born and raised in...

sunsetto

Growing up in Cape Breton Island on Nova Scotia, sunsetto split his time between music and skateboarding. At the same time, the singer, songwriter, and producer cultivated a community with both. Skating past genre lines and assembling a nocturnal mosaic of R&B, alternative, and pop, his...

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The Mixx

A high energy super vocal cover band based out of Winnipeg. Each member brings a unique musical aesthetic to the group. Their shared passion for music, sound, rhythm and beat is what leads to top notch entertainment for their audiences. Covering music genres such as Classic Rock, Country,...

Tia Wood

Tia Wood is a pop artist, round dance singer, jingle dress dancer, and social media influencer from Cree and Salish territory.Read about her in Vogue and 

​Venus Man Trap

Venus Man Trap is made up of three passionate Aboriginal sisters MaZzi AuRora (Vox/Guitar) Miranda Harper ( Vox/Drums) and Phyllis Harper (Bass Guitar). Seperately and together played in various different music projects throughout the city Winnipeg have finally decided to get their music...

Walking Wolf Singers

Coming from a Cree and Ojibway background, Ray Stevenson, better known by his spirit name Walking Wolf, started Walking Wolf Singers to educate and share his culture with others.

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Dance Group

Norman Chief Memorial Dancers

The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 by Sonny and Terri Delaronde in memory of the late Norman Chief, a Métis musician, singer, and entertainer. The group's primary purpose is to promote and develop community spirit through traditional style Métis music and dance. The team...