sakihiwe events

Central Park Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2023

Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 1PM - 9PM

Central Park Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2023
Performances by The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers, Qattuu with Abigail Asheevak, Nimkish, Zoey Roy, Martin Desjarlais, Kimberly and Charisma Mason, Tinge, Kristen McKay
Partner: Spence Neighbourhood Association
Sunday, June 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Park, 366 Qu'Appelle Avenue, Winnipeg
Free concert, free BBQ at 4:00 pm, prize draw at 7:45 pm
Jigging lessons with Kylie Sais, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Hoop dance lessons with Shanley Spence, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Pitâw Mīno Muskiki Indigenous crafters market, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The SnapFox Photo Booth (free printed photos), 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Security by Thunderbirdz
Everyone welcome 

Please be sure to stop by the Pitâw Mīno Muskiki Indigenous Handmade Mini Market from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a chance to purchase beadwork, fashion, art, and one of a kind items from over 20 Indigenous artists and makers. 

Concert schedule:
12:00 pm: Kristen McKay
1:00 pm: Tinge
2:00 pm: Kimberly and Charisma Mason
3:00 pm: Martin Desjarlais
4:00 pm: Zoey Roy
5:00 pm: Nimkish
6:00 pm: Qattuu with Abigail Asheevak
7:00 pm: Norman Chief Memorial Dancers 

Workshop schedule:
3:00 pm: Jigging lessons with Kylie Sais
4:00 pm: Jigging lessons with Kylie Sais
5:00 pm: Hoop dance lessons with Shanley Spence
6:00 pm: Hoop dance lessons with Shanley Spence 

We acknowledge 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. 

Big thank yous to Manitoba Music, the West End BIZ, Foodfare, and the City of Winnipeg for their support of the sākihiwē festival. 

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and the Spence Neighbourhood Association.

Tags: sakihiwe festival



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, a...

read more…

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 p...

read more…


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 p...

read more…

Zoey Roy

Artist. Activator. Aunty. Zoey Roy is a rebel with a cause. A humorous presenter and a luminous storyteller, Zoey offers practical wisdom for livin...

read more…

Martin Desjarlais

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 a...

read more…

Kimberly and Charisma Mason

read more…


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 f...

read more…

Kristen McKay

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...

read more…