Manito-Ahbee: A Festival for All Nations

Various Locations Around Winnipeg
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 to Sunday, November 07, 2010
Five Days

The Manito Ahbee Festival is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup for the APCMAs in Winnipeg. Lorne Cardinal will host the 5th Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, which showcase the best in Aboriginal music from across North America. The entertainers scheduled to perform at the awards show reflect the depth and diversity of today’s Aboriginal talent:

  • Asani
  • Colette Trudeau
  • Darrelyne Bickel
  • Inez
  • Jason Burnstick
  • Kinnie Starr
  • Lucie Idlout
  • Ray St. Germain
  • Shane Yellowbird
  • Samantha Crain
  • Tagaq
  • The Gaudry Boys
  • Winnipeg's Most

The APCMAs take place Friday, November 5 at MTS Centre from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster for $37.45 (taxes and fees included). The show will also be televised live on APTN starting at 8:00pm. Members of the public vote to select APCMA nominees and winners. The final round of voting to select the winners is currently underway, and ends October 6 at 11:59pm CST. Anyone can vote online at Registration is required, and it is free to register.


For thousands of years, Aboriginal people distinguish those, who through achievements and accomplishments honour Aboriginal tradition, as people who ‘Walk the Red Road’. In the world of entertainment a similar legacy exists, known as the ‘Red Carpet’. The Red Carpet accompanies many prestigious events, allowing fans to share in the excitement of the moment. The APCMAs puts the spotlight on nominees, celebrities, sponsors, supporters and entertainment industry leaders as they walk the ‘Red Road’. This free public event takes place at MTS Centre (Portage & Donald Entrance) on Friday, November 5 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm – just before the show.


The Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates and showcases Aboriginal music, art and culture. The 5th annual festival takes place in Winnipeg this year, from November 3 to 7. Manito Ahbee – which means ‘where the Creator sits’ – honours a sacred site in Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial Park where Aboriginal people have gathered for hundreds of years to share teachings and wisdom. There are several petroforms at this site including one shaped like a turtle that represents Turtle Island, another name for North America. Manito Ahbee was recognized in 2007 with Travel Manitoba’s Tourism Award in the category of Aboriginal Tourism. The Board of Governors, staff and organizers of Manito Ahbee express deep gratitude for all participants, supporters and communities who have come together to make the festival what it is today.