Kick Off & Lighting of the Sacred Fire
Let's kick off the 2020 Manito Ahbee Festival together!
Join us at the Oodena Circle at The Forks National Historic Site for the Lighting of the sacred fire, pipe ceremony, entertainment and a traditional friendship dance to welcome everyone to the Manito Ahbee Festival.
Youth Education Day
2020 Manito Ahbee Youth Education Day
Friday, May 15, 2020
Recplex, University of Winnipeg
1000 youth will be immersed in a one-day cultural education day at the University of Winnipeg. This years Youth Education Day will feature the following workshops & presentations:
● Honouring the Past - Join us as we celebrate 3 time honoured traditional dance styles.
● Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
● and more
* Pre-registration required
The Drum Calls Us All
Presented by: Manitoba 150
In 2020, Manito Ahbee introduces The Drum Calls Us All. It is an evening of musical entertainment showcasing the talents of dancers, drummers, musicians, and invited guests into the circle as they demonstrate what they have learned about Pow Wow dancing.
Join us on Friday, May 15 at the Club Regent Event Centre.
Getting Jiggy With It
In honour of the Metis community, their vibrant history and dance style that has been mastered for decades, the Festival will host Getting Jiggy With It – Square Dance Exhibition and Jigging Competition.Read more
Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show
Presented by: Fox Lake Cree Nation
Whether you are looking for traditional artwork or contemporary treasures, there's something for everyone! The Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show is open to people attending the Manito Ahbee Pow Wow, which attracts over 5,000 people each day to the RBC Convention Centre. This is an excellent shopping experience with many vendors to choose from.
Manito Ahbee Pow Wow
Ignite your spirit and experience Indigenous culture at the 2020 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow! Join us and over 800 dancers at the RBC Convention Centre on May 16th & 17th. Everyone is welcome!Read more