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|Sunrise – Sunset||Sunrise Ceremony and Sacred Fire||Oodena Circle – The Forks|
|11:00 am – 6:00 pm||Daytime Activities
Free and fun outdoor activities for the whole family!Traditional storytelling and games, Indigenous Day Live Pow Wow, skateboard competition, artisans and great food vendors, the Winnipeg “Best Bannock” competition, the APTN Kids tent and much more!
|Grounds – The Forks|
|12:30 pm – 1:00 pm||Round Dance
All three cities will participate in the round dance simultaneously. We invite everyone to join hands, following the beat of the drum. A portion of this dance will be broadcast live on APTN showing the unity across our country.
|Main Stage Area – The Forks|
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm||Pre-show Entertainment||Main Stage – The Forks|
|7:30 pm – 10:30 pm||Indigenous Day Live Concert||Main Stage – The Forks|
The Forks will burst with the sounds of some of the most recognized entertainers in Indigenous music and television.
PRE-SHOW: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm CT
Emerging artists will take the stage prior to the live evening concert.
– The Bloodshots
– Lakes & Pines
– Snotty Nose Rez Kids
CONCERT: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm CT featuring
Janelle Wookey (Host) – Award-winning Franco-Métis of the Prairies. Works as an independent director and producer in Winnipeg. Initially established herself in 2008 through her independent documentary Mémère métisse broadcasted on APTN.
Kyle Nobess (Host) – Known for his work as the leading heartthrob named Thunder in Mohawk Girls, an award-winning APTN dramatic comedy series. He returns with his striking presence and passionate personality.
Ashley Callingbull (National Host) – Cast in award-winning APTN’s Blackstone and writer for Flare – Canada’s Fashion Magazine. Inaugural First Nations Miss Canada (2010), and wore all Enoch’s princess crowns by age 10. Reigning Mrs. Universe 2015 and Nike N7 spokesperson and model.
Charles Bender (National Host) – An original and classic on APTN. Lead of Sioui-Bacon and the host of “Sans réserve” a new talk show. His core is a true aficionado of Indigenous, French and English theatre.
Walk Off the Earth with Walking Wolf and Angela Gladue – Based in Burlington, ON (just outside of Toronto). Unconventional, multi-talented five-piece phenomena. Vocal stylings mesh seamlessly with haunting harmonies. Soaring over epic melodic arrangements fused with prolific percussion work.
Midnight Shine – Seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock with touches of Mushkegowuk Cree. Pushing musical boundaries and boldly taking new strides. Eight years, three albums, five Top 10 online radio singles, and 200 + media stories later.
William Prince – Raised on the Peguis First Nation, MB and JUNO-winning singer-songwriter. Full of emotionally charged experiences that linger in memories. Influenced by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and his preacher/musician father.
Skyler with Cameron Fraser-Monroe – Ojibwe-German rapper from Sandy Bay, Manitoba. Over 100,000 views and four mixtapes, and at only 19 years old, has opened for Grammy nominee Fresh I.E. Debut album “Colourful” features many Canadian rappers in the game.
Sister Says – Soulful indie-pop duo/group based out of Vancouver, fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson. Dreamy, eclectic and lyrically rich roots stem from the soul, blues and pop.
Oh My Darling – Some of the hottest players on the Canadian roots scene! The right infusion of emotion and elation with their unique country sound. Prairie roots with bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, southern twang, and Franco-funk.