May 18 - 23
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Monday, May 23, 2022 Red River Exhibition Park
3977 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg

The Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture, and music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The 17th annual festival will be held May 18-23, 2022 and will feature the Youth Education Day, Manito Ahbee Pow Wow, Manito Ahbee Marketplace, Manitoba Stage, Spirit Visions a celebration of Indigenous filmmaker’s, and Getting Jiggy With It. Hybrid Virtual events will continue in 2022 which will include Spirit Visions 48 hour film challenge, Starblanket Competition and Ribbon Skirt Competition.

Grab your tickets

Children 5 and under are FREE!
Single day pass $15/person/day
3 day pass $35/person BEST VALUE

Bulk Price for non-profits (100+ passes) – $10/pass  

FAMILY PACKS (4 PASSES)
1 day $50 ($12.50 per ticket) SAVE $10
2 day $90 ($11.25 per ticket) SAVE $30
3 day $130 ($10.80 per ticket) SAVE $50

MISSION STATEMENT 

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

VISION STATEMENT 

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

MEANING BEHIND THE NAME 

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.

CAMPSITE SPACES AVAILABLE FOR 2022.

Rates as follows:
(Price includes: water, one weekend parking pass) 

Trailer- Flat rate $250 (Electricity extra, these spaces are limited)
Tent- Flat rate $75
Application available HERE (Registration is subject to change)
24 hour security,  MAF assumes no responsibility for loss or damages that may occur on site
For more information please email Chantel@manitoahbee.com

Host Hotels

Best Western Inn (6min – 4.6km)
4140 Portage Ave 
Headingley, MB
204.594.2200

Motel 6 Headingly (4min – 2.7km)
4400 Portage Ave 
Headingley, MB  
204.896.9000

Hotels Offering Special Discounts

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West (3min – 2.0km)
2520 Portage Ave 
Winnipeg, MB
204.831.9800
Use group code: A22
Click here to book!

Super 8 – Winnipeg West (3min – 2.0km)
3760 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB
204.885.4478
Discount code: LSVP
Click here to book!

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