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.
2oolman is a DJ and music producer from Six Nations of The Grand River. He is known for blending traditional Indigenous sounds and themes with contemporary hip-hop and electronic music. In 2017, 2oolman won a JUNO Award for his work on the album "We Are the Halluci Nation" by the Indigenous...
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...
Joel Wood, "Mikwanak Kamôsakinat" (One Who Picks Up Feathers), is a member of nine-time GRAMMY Nominated powwow and round dance drum group Northern Cree. In December 2020, Joel released his debut solo project, entitled Singing Is Healing. The album earned a Summer Solstice...
Jossée Bernier is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist from the Cree Nation of Ouje Bougoumou, Northern Quebec. Her artistic expression flows through her from the star world and roots her deeply to the land. When Jossée’s ethereal voice rises it evokes deep emotion, tenderly holding and...Top
Born in central Manitoba, Kristen McKay, spirit name Golden Eagle Woman, and from the Bear Clan is a 2 spirited Ojibway-Cree-Dakota from Pine Creek First Nation. Kristen is the lead singer to her band Kristen McKay Music. Kristen is also the host to Sage Talk podcast established in May 2021....
Martin Desjarlais was born into a musical family and discovered his love for country music at a young age. He grew up listening to his father and aunts who were part of the Indigenous music circuit throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr....
Melody McKiver’s (they/them, do not use any other pronouns) musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. A proud member of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation, Melody is currently Assistant Professor of Indigenous Music...Top
To fully immerse in the multitudes of Indigenous rising star Nimkish is to honour the past, look ahead to the future, and bask in the resplendent present all at once. The Vancouver-based marvel-in-the-making is fearless in her lyricism, confronting anti-Indigenous racism and colonial violence...
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...
I am an Ojibwe from the Poplar River First Nation. I am living in Winnipeg at the moment.I've been doing music for about 10 years or so. I love music and love to perform. My songs tell stories. I like to incorporate as much indigenous content as possible into my music.
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...Top
Qattuu with Abigail Asheevak
Abigail Asheevak is a Inuk throatsinger, originally from Panniqtuuq Nunavut and currently living in Ottawa. Qattuu and Asheevak are sisters, both passionate about their Inuit heritage and traditions they have acquired. Qattuu is a self taught Inuk throatsinger, vocalist and...
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...
Stun (known off stage as Winston Chubb) is a Winnipeg-based Indigenous hip hop artist who’s been recognized by #FirstUp with RBCxMusic, the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, the Indigenous Screen Awards, and more. Earning A spot in the top 5 on the IMC, with a lead single titled,...
The Kaptain - is an Anishinabe and Inuk Two-Spirit artist and DJ. Born in ‘98, The Kaptain’s experience of 2000 is that of a Britney-obsessed toddler. Still, early aughts culture, with all its gratifying glitz, majorly shaped their on-stage style. As The...Top
Tinge is an indie-rock band that formed in 2016 at Tec Voc highschool. They started out playing in basements & open mics, finally releasing their first EP titled "Big Deep Sigh" this past March through House of Wonders Records. Inspired by bands like Black Belt Eagle Scout, Zoon, and the...
Valkyrie, an Anishnaabe and Cree emcee, thrives as a one woman force that isn’t to be reckoned with. She is the granddaughter of a Residential school survivor, the daughter of a sixties scoop survivor, andna survivor of the child welfare system. She recognizes the healing power of music and...
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.
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...Top
Artist. Activator. Aunty. Zoey Roy is a rebel with a cause. A humorous presenter and a luminous storyteller, Zoey offers practical wisdom for living well amongst the violence of settler colonialism. Zoey is a hip hop inspired poet with an insatiable appetite for learning and growing. A...