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2019 Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow

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Ignite your spirit at the 14th Annual Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow on May 18-19, 2019 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Join over 800 dancers, many of whom will compete for cash prizes in many categories and the top award winning drum groups from across the continent will be invited to attend. Over $180,000.00 in contest payouts!

Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow

In addition to the Pow Wow, The annual Manito Ahbee Festival, which starts three days before the Pow Wow, on Wednesday, features the Indigenous Music Awards, Indigenous Music Conference, Casinos of Winnipeg Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show, Getting Jiggy With It, Art Expo, Art Challenge and MTS Youth Education Day.

A Pow Wow is a gathering to be thankful and to celebrate culture and friendship. They are open to the public to promote cultural awareness and everyone is welcome to attend. However, Pow Wows are not just special events; they are a way of life for many. The main objective this year at the Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow is to bring everyone together from all directions and unite as one.

Grand Entries:
Saturday 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm

Pow Wow Head Staff
Announcers: Donald Speidel (SK CAN), Tommy Christian (MT US), Ricky White (ON CAN)
Arena Directors: Ron McNab (SK CAN), Rusty Gillette (ND US)
Head Singing Judge: Eldon Weaselchild (AB CAN)
Head Dance Judge: Buck Wallahee (WA US)
Head Man Dancer: Joel Omeasoo-Wood (AB CAN)
Head Lady Dancer: TJ Gadwa (SK CAN)
Head Young Man Dancer: Emery Tootoosis (SK CAN)
Head Young Lady Dancer: Jonna Brady (ND US)
Official Tabulator: C&T Tabulators (SK CAN)
Sound: Hokah Sound – Dale Roberts (OK US)
Live Webcast: (SC US)
Invited Drums: Whitefish Bay (ON CAN), Showtime (SD US), Bear Creek (ON CAN), Walking Buffalo (SK CAN)

Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow Mini-Gallery