Round Dance with Fawn Wood and Dallas Waskahat
]The sākihiwē festival is working with the West End Cultural Centre to host its very first round dance. The free event is a part of Winteruption WPG and it's set for Friday, January 27, 2023 at the West End Cultural Centre.
JUNO Award winner Fawn Wood and Cree Confederation's Dallas Waskahat are on board to host the round dance with Darryl Buck confirmed as stickman.
The evening will begin with a pipe ceremony in the venue's rear patio at 5:00 pm, followed by a feast at 6:00 pm, and the first song at 7:00 pm.
Stickman: Darryl Buck
Invited singers: Tyler Linklater, Kyler Bunting, Lorne Redsky, Kyle Copenace
Special guests: Kind Hart Women Singers
Friday, January 27, 2023
West End Cultural Centre
5:00 pm: Pipe Ceremony
6:00 pm: Feast
7:00 pm: First song, Round Dance
10:30 pm: Giveaway
Tickets - FREE
The round dance will be held on the floor of the West End Cultural Centre's Ventura Concert Hall with tables for the singers in the middle of the room, space for dancers to circle the singers, and limited seating for families along each wall (additional seating will be available in the balcony).
The sākihiwē festival also has a giveaway planned for 10:30 pm along with a best ribbon skirt contest, best ribbon shirt contest, and spot dances throughout the night.
Space is limited, so families and guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Please note that the West End Cultural Centre continues to require that patrons wear facemasks for all events in the venue.
About Fawn Wood and Dallas Waskahat
Powwow and round dance singers Fawn Wood and Dallas Waskahat are a mom and pop duo best known for Wood's JUNO Award in the Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year category; their community building through the Virtual Rounddance; their powwow trail travels with the Cree Confederation drum group; and their language revitalization work with the Cree Chatter Hour.
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.