Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz at Anishinabe Days
We're working with Treaty One Nation to present Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz on the mainstage at the first annual Anishinabe Days, which is set for Saturday, August 20 at the Assiniboia Downs. The day-long festival features a talent show and concert, a traditional pow wow, a mocassin games tournament, and an Indigenous marketplace and admission is completely free.
The mainstage entertainment begins with the performances by the top 10 Anishinabe Idol Amateur Singing Competition contestants at 6:00 pm and Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz hit the stage shortly after the winners are announced at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg
6:00 pm: Anishinabe Idol Amateur Singing Competition (details)
8:30 pm: Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz presented by the sākihiwē festival
9:30 pm: Tracy Bone & Gator Beaulieu
10:15 pm: Fireworks
The talent show contestants are set to perform one song each and Clint Dutiaume's incredible band will be there to back them up on stage. The contestants include Daniel Kent, Crystal Smith, Alyssa Dale, Les Dorie, Taylor Lavallee, Megan Balske, Kenzie Love Suzie, Carmelita Kent, Tayller McKinney, and Errol Peebles and $2,750 in prize money is up for grabs. Treaty One Nation has also invited three youth - Lexi Spence, Colton McLeod, and Bailey Beaulieu - to share a song for the audience on Saturday night.
Grand entry for the Anishinabe Days Traditional Pow Wow is set for 1:00 pm and registration opens for all dancers at 12:00 pm (contact Faith Campos for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Mocassin Games will begin at 11:00 am and a rule play session is set for 9:00 am (contact Jason Henry for more information: 204-712-6996).
The Indigenous Marketplace is set for 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm inside the main building at the Assiniboia Downs and it's fully booked, so there's going to be a lot of great beadwork, t-shirts, and Indigenous art for sale (contact Emilie Mckinney for more information: email@example.com).
About Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz
Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz is an all-Indigenous female band based fronted by Peguis' Loretta Johnston. The band was formed in 2011 and played in the Winnipeg music scene and communities throughout Manitoba and Ontario until 2016. Their shared passion for music and vision to inspire young musicians has brought them back together and are currently working on a reunion project in 2022.
About Treaty One Nation
Treaty One Nation is composed of the seven First Nations who are signatories to the first of the numbered Treaties, originally signed on August 3, 1871 at Lower Fort Garry.The leadership of the seven Nations form the governing council of the Treaty One Nation.
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges 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 sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.