The Manito Ahbee Festival is an annual celebration of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit Cultures in Winnipeg. For the past fifteen years, our festival has brought together performers and audiences from around the world in a unique experience which celebrates the beauty of Indigenous music, art and Traditions from Turtle Island.
Over the years our festival has given a powerful stage to showcase the vibrancy of Powwow dancers and singers and contemporary Indigenous, Métis and Inuit music. We also host a spectacular Indigenous Marketplace and Tradeshow for visitors to browse unique Indigenous art and artisan creations and have offered learning experiences for youth. This year to reflect our changing environment in 2020, the Manito Ahbee Festival will take a virtual form, pivoting to an online festival space that will bring Indigenous voices, art and performances into homes and communities worldwide.
We welcome you, from every nation, to join the circle of our heritage. Enjoy the sights, sounds and majesty from the safety of your home until we can share our festival with you in person in 2021. Our Elders teach us that we are all related: red, black, white and yellow – we are the human medicine wheel.
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Manito Ahbee Festival155-472 Madison Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J1
(204) 956-1849 Visit Website
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.