The sākihiwē festival was launched in 2009 as Aboriginal Music Week to develop Indigenous youth as an audience for live music. The festival presents between 20 and 30 First Nation, Metis, Inuit, Native American, and Indigenous music acts each year. It is held in Treaty One Territory and is produced by AMM.
AMM would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage;the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and Amiskusees: Semaganis Worme Family Foundation for their financial support of the 2018 edition of the sākihiwē festival.
AMM would also like to acknowledge the in-kind support of NCI FM and Ogichidaa Arts.
The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Central Neighbourhoods, the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Jazz Winnipeg.
Visit sakihiwe.ca for more information about the festival.