Monday 10AM - 5PM
Tuesday 10AM - 5PM
Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM

Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2J2
P: 204.942.8650
F: 204.942.6083




Jade Harper 
Indigenous Music Export Coordinator 
P: 204.975.5189

Jade joined the team in 2019 to coordinate our  Indigenous Music Export Program. Jade brings with her several years’ experience in program development and event management with specialized skills in the areas of communications, community mobilization, engagement, and marketing. As a Cree and Anishinaabe woman originally from Peguis First Nations (Treaty 1), Jade incorporates her ancestral culture into her work to ensure that the processes she facilitates are celebratory and respectful of Indigenous communities and peoples. She has been a longtime volunteer with the Indigenous Music Awards and in the recent years was employed as the Red Carpet Coordinator. Jade has dedicated both her professional and community life to supporting the success and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples and as such has worked at the local, provincial, national and international levels on issues such as education, youth capacity development, health and wellness, and violence and sexual exploitation of Indigenous women and girls. She is also an emcee, keynote speaker and facilitator, hand drummer, and traditional singer. The Indigenous Music Export Program is a new program for Manitoba Music. Funded by the Government of Canada, the program goal is to deliver compelling and relevant programs to First Nation, Metis, and Inuit artist entrepreneurs and industry across western Canada to strengthen connections and generate opportunities for business capacity and export. 

Talk to Jade about the Indigenous Music Export Program projects and Indigenous music communities in Western Canada.


Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais 
Indigenous Music Development Coordinator
P: 204.975.0284

Shaneen is a multi-award-winning journalist who’s been on Canada’s media scene for more than 15 years. She’s also a proud wife, mother, and foster mother. She worked at CTV News Winnipeg and her stories have aired on CTV Newsnet/News Channel, CTV National News, and CNN. She also worked many years as a correspondent at APTN National News and garnered attention for her award-winning series about The Sacred Sundance. She is very proud of her latest work, Breaching the Sacred—a 22-minute piece showcasing the tragic reality of Indigenous women living with addictions and using while pregnant. Shaneen is well known across the country and abroad and is dedicated to promoting up and coming Indigenous talent. She was honoured to win first place for the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge in 2008 for her play, Notay Kiskintamowin “Wanting to Know”, the same year she was named a National Aboriginal Role Model by the Governor General of Canada and graduated from the University of Winnipeg. A highly sought-after master of ceremonies, event planner, promoter and speaker, Shaneen aspires to continue working with Indigenous Elders, youth, women, and artists and continue to share information that should be of importance to all Canadians. 

Talk to Shaneen about Indigenous Music Development Program projects, Market Builder, and the Indigenous Music Residency.