Animikii Festival Kicking off with Music, Arts, Crafts and Pow Wow

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Animikii-FestivalTHUNDER BAY – Later this week, the Animikii Festival kicks off. There are a lot of activities happening with this festival, which used to be the Annual Fall Feast. The fun gets underway on October 13th and continues through to the 16th at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition.

Thunder Bay Aboriginal Arts & Heritage whom is an active partner and supporter of the Annual Fall Feast has taken on the leadership role of co-ordinating the event. The Annual Fall Feast has been extended to a 4 day celebration which includes, the Fall Feast, Festival of Services, Student Orientation, Traditional Celebration, an Arts & Entertainment Gathering, and Pow-wow.

There will be, of course music.

Headlining the music was to be Winnipeg Most, a Canadian hip-hop/rap trio made up of rappers Jon-C, Charlie Fettah, and Brooklyn. However Dave Simard updates NNL, “We just recieved word this afternoon that Winnipeg’s Most Management had to cancel their Animikii Festival performance due to unforseen circumstances”.

Shy-Anne will be performing, here is her latest hit, “What about me?”

There will be more information updating the music line-up shortly.

Presale tickets for only $20 are available at Coran’s Music Store (Victoria Street), Urban Boutique (across from Intercity), and Valente’s Music Store. At the door, tickets will be $25 – So there is a five dollar savings to help you overcome your “Thunder Bay Last-Minuteitis”.

Headlining the show will be Shibastik, Shy-Anne, and Classic Roots. There are also youth performances by: Kurri Owen and band, Dylan Whiskeychan, Precious Sutherland, Sarah Kanutski, Larissa Desrosier, Ethan Small, Ronnie Vincent, Jonathon Wesley, and Nicky Nack.

On Saturday October 15th and Saturday, October 16th there is the 1st Annual Competition Pow Wow.

The Grand Entry will be on Saturday at 10AM, and on Sunday at 12PM. The Master of Ceremonies will be Keveon Kingbird from Red Lake Nation.

The Host Drum will be Thunder Mountain Singers from Thunder Bay.

There will be lots to see, lots to do, and fun for everyone.

Make sure to make your way down to the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds this coming weekend. Don’t miss it!

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