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  • All components
  • Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
  • RBC Ohshkii Night
  • International Competition Pow Wow
  • Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show
  • Miss Manito Ahbee
  • Youth Education Gathering
  • Oh My Gospel
  • Gettin Jiggy With It
  • Manito Ahbee In the Community

2015 Manito Ahbee Festival 

September 9 - 13, 2015


The Manito Ahbee would like to thank our sponsors and funding partners:

  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

  • APTN

  • Eagle Vision

  • RBC

  • Function Four

  • The North West Company

  • MTS

  • Arrowhead Development Corp

  • Strongfront TV

  • Manitoba Hydro

  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

  • Manitoba Public Insurance

  • SAY Magazine

  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz

  • Clarion Hotel & Suites

  • Travel Manitoba

  • Manitoba Film & Music

  • Dreamcatcher Promotions

  • Fisher River Cree Nation

  • TransCanada Corporation

  • Red River College

  • Amik

  • Vickar Automotive Group

  • Tourism Winnipeg

  • Injunuity

  • Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

  • Powwows.com

  • NCI FM

  • RHYTHM 104.7 FM

  • Winnipeg Sun

  • City TV

  • CTV

  • CBC

  • Virgin 103.1 FM

  • 99.9 BOB FM

  • All Nations Print

  • The Banff Centre for the Arts

  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery

  • TeriBeads

  • The Forks

  • Founding Nations of Manitoba

  • Bruce & Boivin

  • New Directions

  • Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc

  • C & T Tabulating

  • Vision Quest

  • Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection

  • Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs

  • Manitoba Education

  • First Nations Inuit Health Branch

  • Canada Council for the Arts

  • The City of Winnipeg

  • The Winnipeg Foundation


  • Grand Chief Derek Nepinak 

  • RBC Foundation  

  • Dreamcatcher Foundation    

  • Canadian Womens Foundation    

  • Robert Rutledge    

  • Bob Silver and Family    

  • High Tea Bakery    

  • Tim Hortons  

  • Arboc    

  • Jackson Springs




In the spirit of the sacred site, the Manito Ahbee Festival is a gathering that celebrates Indigenous culture and heritage to unify, educate and inspire.


Manito Ahbee is recognized as a leader in transforming relationships to share Indigenous culture and heritage with the world.


The name Manito Ahbee was gifted to the festival through ceremony, and is connected to its sacred site name sake. Manito Ahbee is one of the most important and significant traditional Aboriginal gathering sites in all of Turtle Island (North America).

The Manito Ahbee site is located in the western Whiteshell area of Manitoba, and marks the location where the Creator makes his home. Manito Ahbee, an Ojibway word means, “where the Creator sits.” The site is recognized and honoured by Aboriginal peoples across North America as a sacred place for all people. The name of the province, Manitoba, is itself derived from the name of this sacred site.

The festival represents an opportunity for Manitobans and visitors alike to experience the province as truly a ‘home for all people.’ Manito Ahbee thus ‘gathers people’, uniting both residents and visitors in a spirit of celebration, honouring the Creator and the seven sacred teachings: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth.