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​Turtle Island Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 12PM - 9PM

Turtle Island Block Party || sākihiwē festival 2023
Performances by The Kaptain, Gator Beaulieu, Joel Wood, Melody McKiver, Valkyrie, Wyatt C. Louis, Jossée Bernier, Norway Rabliauskas, Stun, Pow Wow Club dancers, Walking Wolf Singers, Buffalo Red Thunder
Partners: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc. & City of Winnipeg
Saturday, June 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Free concert, free BBQ at 5:00 pm, prize draw at 8:45 pm
Sound art instruments workshop with Graffiti Art Programming, 1:00 pm
Hoop dance lessons with Shanley Spence, 3:00 pm and 4:00 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 Sabe Peacewalkers
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: Pow wow demonstration
2:00 pm: Jossée Bernier, Stun, Norway Rabliauskas
3:00 pm: Wyatt C. Louis
4:00 pm: Valkyrie
5:00 pm: Melody McKiver
6:00 pm: Joel Wood
7:00 pm: Gator Bealieu
8:00 pm: The Kaptain 

Workshop schedule:
1:00 pm: Sound art instruments with Grafitti Art Program
3:00 pm: Hoop dance lessons with Shanley Spence
4:00 pm: Hood 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

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