Discover events


155 - 472 Madison Street




(204) 956-1849


Find Out More

Manito Ahbee Festival

The Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture, and music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The annual festival is held May long weekend each year and features: NextGEN, (education day), Manito Ahbee Pow Wow, Manito Ahbee Marketplace & Food, Spirit Visions 48 hour film challenge (hybrid), Jig N'Jam, cultural performances on our Ignite Our Spirit performance Stage, Manito Ahbee Sports, Indian Horse Relay and more new events/partnerships.


The festival name 'Manito Ahbee' was gifted to the festival through ceremony, and is named after the sacred site, which is one of the most important and significant traditional Indigenous gathering sites in all of Turtle Island (North America). The Manito Ahbee sacred site is located in the western Whiteshell area of Manitoba. Manito Ahbee, an Ojibway word means, “where the Creator sits.” The site is recognized and honoured by Indigenous 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 festival as a celebration for all people. Manito Ahbee invites everyone, uniting residents and visitors in the spirit of honouring Indigenous culture and the seven sacred teachings: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth.


You Might Like

Wyndham Garden Winnipeg Airport