National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Manitoba

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APTN, Manitoba Music, the North End Community Helpers Network, Club Regent Casino, and many other organizations are presenting Aboriginal artists during their National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Manitoba. We've put together a list of events that commemorate the day along with a number of other performances by Aboriginal artists set for the week.

Please email if you would like us to add your event to the list (along with our Live Music Calendar and Manitoba Live app for iOS devices).

Thursday, June 19

Jodie Borle (TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival)
Old Market Square, Winnipeg
Free | All ages

Ila Barker (Winnipeg Folk Festival)
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Renee Lamoureux (TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival)
Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg
$15 advance

Don Amero (TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival)
Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg
$15 advance

Primetime Thursdays
Henny Soprano
L.A. Roadhouse, 105 Arlington Street, Winnipeg
Free | 18+ ID Required

13th Annual Keeping the Fires Burning
Honouring Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Hosted by Ray St. Germain and Dianne Rousin
Buffalo Red Thunder (host drum)
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

Friday, June 20

National Aboriginal Day Feast, Cultural Performers, & Teachings in Winnipeg
Presented by Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba, & CancerCare Manitoba
7:30am - 10:30am: Teepee construction, pipe ceremony, Medicine Wheel Garden blessing, Bannatyne Avenue, behind the Basic Medical Services Building
10am - 2pm: Cultural performers, craft vendors, traditional teachings, U of M Brodie Centre
11:30am - 2pm: Feast, U of M Brodie Centre
Free | All ages

Saturday, June 21

10 Year Anniversary Celebration for the Aboriginal Music Program
Presented by Manitoba Music, NCI FM, and Aboriginal Music Week
Open Mic hosted by The C-Weed Band
Appearances by Eagle & Hawk, Joe Maxim Band, Ali Fontaine, Winnipeg Boyz, Rhonda Head, Fargo Arizona, Aaron Starr and many more...
Hosted by NCI FM's Miss Melissa
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg
$10 | 18+ I.D. Required
Free admission for Manitoba Music members
AMP 10 Year poster

Tracy Bone, Silver Star Evening Singers, Ron Burwash, Frank Mitchell
National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 57 Church St, Flin Flon
Free | All ages

Johnny Deitrich, Gary Lepine, Prairie Sage Singers, traditional dancers
Spirit of the Prairie - National Aboriginal Day 
Presented by the Fort la Reine Museum in partnership with the Portage Friendship Centre
Fort la Reine Museum, Hwy 1 & 1A, Portage la Prairie
Admission by donation | All ages

Ryan D'Aoust, Dee Erin Band, Highway 373, Preston Wood
National Aboriginal Day
MacLean Park, Thompson
5am: Sunrise ceremony
1pm-8pm: Music, grand entry, jigging competition, food booths, community BBQ, children’s activities, Traditional drumming & dancers, Honor songs for murdered and missing women and men
Free | All ages

Aboriginal Day Brandon
New Era Middle School, 527 Louise Ave, Brandon

Eagle & Hawk, Ray St. Germain, Desiree Dorion
National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming/Clear Lake
10am: Pow wow, cultural demonstrations
1pm: Concert
Free | All ages

National Aboriginal Day at the Indian & Métis Friendship Centre
Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Roninson Street, Winnipeg
Entertainment, arts and crafts, pow wow, career fair
Free | All ages

NECHN National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Entertainment, Aboriginal artist demonstrations, Elders storytelling, traditional feast, and more
Selkirk Avenue, between Salter Street and Andrews Street
Free | All ages

Aboriginal Day Live Concert
Leonard Sumner, LightningCloud, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Mike & Funny Bone, Murray Porter, Nelson Tagoona, Yvonne St. Germaine
Hosted by Derek Miller and Michelle Thrush
Scotiaband Stage, The Forks, Winnipeg
Free | All ages

Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration
11am-5pm: Celebration Village with First Nation, Inuit, and Metis cultural performances
1pm-6pm: Skateboard Park and Competition
1pm-6pm: Competition Pow Wow
The Forks, Winnipeg
Free | All ages

Sunday, June 22

All Nations Youth Led Grand Entry
Oodena Circle @ The Forks to Memorial Park
Free | All ages

Monday, June 23

WSO Club Regent Concert Series presents the Music of Aboriginal Manitoba
WSO accompanying performances by Eagle & Hawk, Sierra Noble, Don Amero, Ray St. Germain, Errol Ranville & Ali Fontaine
Club Regent Casino | Event Centre
$15 - $20 | All ages


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