Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada celebrated National Aboriginal Day Live at the historical site The Forks downtown Winnipeg on June 25, 2016.
Events were planned all through out the day from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. There was rows of vendors that sold Indigenous Craft and Food Vendors, a side stage where performers sang, jigged and played fiddle music to throat singing. The crowd was entertained all day long. A skate board competition was held, and the Manitoahbee Festival hosted a competition pow-wow.
The Assembly of National Chiefs Perry Bellegarde was in attendance to address the crowd and the Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart MC’d the pow-wow. The highlight of the event was the live stage performances by award winning musicians – Christi Lane Sinclair, Elisapie, Genevieve Fisher, Ghostkeeper, Dragonette, Joey Stylez, A Tribe Called Red, and the evening ended off with Polaris Prize winner and Juno Winner Buffy St Marie who was accompanied by the world class Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The hosts for the evening where Actor Kyle Nobess and Actress/Producer Tina Keeper.
Aboriginal Day in Canada in on June 21st a celebration of Canada’s Indigenous people’s heritage.
Featured photo courtesy of the AP.