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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

2014 Manito Ahbee Festival 

September 10 - 14, 2014


 In response to many photo’s and comments being directed towards the

Manito Ahbee Festival and its funders we would again like to reiterate
what we do, and the value that our funders, sponsors, and supporters
provide.  The Manito Ahbee Festival is guided by a committee of Elders
to whom we look to before proceeding in any direction

The scale of what we do and the number of events we produce is
significant. None of this would be possible without our family of
sponsors, funders and supporters. We are honoured and grateful for the
level of support we receive. This is a testament to the worthy vision
and aims of Manito Ahbee and our partners.

The Festival is pleased to be supported by government (including First
Nation and non-First Nation governments), organizations, foundations,
corporations, and individuals. Manito Ahbee Festival Inc. is not a
political organization. All of our sponsors share our vision to educate,
entertain and enlighten.

Consistent with the teachings of our Elders, we believe that inclusion
is the most appropriate way to effect change. We hope to develop an
increased appreciation and understanding of our culture and heritage
through participation.

Elder, Charlie Nelson

Tickets for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the Manito Ahbee Festival are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.ca.  

Ticket Prices - 

APCMA - $20/person -  Click here to purchase your awards show tickets.

International Pow Wow and Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show - $10/person - Click here to purchase your tickets. 



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.