sākihiwē festival x north end community renewal corporation
the sākihiwē festival is teaming up with the north end community renewal corporation (necrc) to present richard inman, hoop dancer rylee sandberg, jennifer stevenson's hand drum group, and the studio 393 team at the 20th annual picnic in the park celebration on saturday, august 18, 2018. the concert is set for 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at st. john's park (main street and mountain avenue) in winnipeg, and the necrc also has a free bbq, face painting, arts and crafts, and a zumba demonstration all set for the day.
"this is the 20th anniversary for picnic in the park and we're excited to be helping out," explains sākihiwē festival director alan greyeyes. "this event engages hundreds of north end families each year and provides us with a great opportunity to connect indigenous youth with the arts."
mitch bourbonnierre is our host for the concert and he'll be opening the celebration with a prayer at 12:00 p.m. jennifer stevenson's hand drum group will take the stage at 12:15 p.m. followed by a 45-minute performance by the dancers and rappers from studio 393. rhiz delmo will lead a zumba demonstration for the community at 2:00 p.m. and hoop dancer rylee sandberg will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. the concert will come to a close after a 50-minute performance by country/folk singer richard inman.
picnic in the park 2018
saturday, august 18, 2018
st. john's park, main street and selkrik avenue (correction: main street and mountain avenue)
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
all ages | bring lawn chairs
free concert | free bbq | face painting | arts and crafts
community partner: north end community renewal corporation
12:00 p.m.: opening by mitch bourbonniere
12:15 p.m.: jennifer stevenson's hand drum group
1:00 p.m.: studio 393
2:00 p.m. zumba demonstration
2:30 p.m.: rylee sandberg
3:00 p.m.: richard inman
about the sākihiwē festival
the sākihiwē festival was launched in 2009 as aboriginal music week to develop indigenous youth as an audience for live music. the festival presents between 20 and 30 first nation, metis, inuit, native american, and indigenous music acts each year. it is held in treaty one territory and is produced by amm.
amm received the name "sākihiwē" from sundance chief david blacksmith during a ceremony on february 21, 2018. it means "to love" in cree and the organization has been instructed to use standard roman orthography (sro) to write the name. sro has no capital letters and amm has also adopted this format for its website and social media posts.
amm would like to acknowledge the government of canada through the department of canadian heritage, the canada council for the arts, the province of manitoba, the manitoba arts council, and the winnipeg arts council for their financial support of the 2018 edition of the sākihiwē festival.
amm would like to acknowledge the aboriginal peoples television network, the foundation assisting canadian talent on recordings (factor) and canada's private radio broadcasters, mb live, ogichidaa arts, nci fm, section 35, red rising magazine, amiskusees: semaganis worme family foundation, north end revitalization incorporated, the socan foundation, and the city of winnipeg for their support of the sākihiwē festival.
the sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the spence neighbourhood association, central neighbourhoods, the ma mawi wi chi itata centre, and jazz winnipeg.