Kick Off & Lighting of the Sacred Fire
Indigenous Music Conference
MTS Youth Education Day
Indigenous Music Awards
Getting Jiggy With It
Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show
International Pow Wow
Art Expo
Art Challenge
Events

Kick Off & Lighting of the Sacred Fire

Let's kick off the 2017 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.

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Indigenous Music Conference

The 2017 Indigenous Music Conference is your opportunity to take your music career to the next level. Participate in topic discussions and meet face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries. Registration is now open for this free one-day conference! (limited capacity)

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MTS Youth Education Day

Over 800 youth will be immersed in a one-day cultural education day at the University of Winnipeg. Facilitators will explore the history and story of the Pow Wow, engaging the hand drum, the large drum, champion dancers and singers/drummers. The journey includes exploration of traditional teachings and music cross-over into contemporary styles, that feature drum and electronic beats.

* Pre-registartion required

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Indigenous Music Awards

Presented by: Casinos of Winnipeg

Indigenous Music Awards is the world's premier awards show recognizing the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe.

Stay tuned... we will be announcing the 2017 nominees soon!

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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.

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Casinos of Winnipeg Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show

Whether you are looking for traditional artwork or contemporary treasures, there's something for everyone! The Casinos of Winnipeg Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show is open to people attending the Manito Ahbee's International 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.

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International Pow Wow

Presented by: Casinos of Winnipeg

Join us and over 800 dancers at the RBC Convention Centre May 20th & 21st for the 2017 Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow!

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Art Expo

The Art Expo recognizes the traditional and historical works of art practiced by Indigenous people. It is a call to action to artists to revive, create and honour traditions and gifts through submissions in beadwork, quillwork, star blankets, and ribbon shirts.

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Art Challenge

The Art Challenge is an exciting competition where artists paint live before an audience during the International Pow Wow. There are two rounds of 20 painters. The top 5 from each round move onto to the final round and the chance to win.

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