Opening Welcome for Winnipeg Folk Festival 2010

It gives me great honour to be given the opportunity to offer words that acknowledge Spirit. I begin by acknowledging the Higher Power of Spirit and request a blessing for a successful gathering that shares music. Music is a universal language that can nurture our soul and our spirit. For thousands of years Indigenous peoples […]


Sacred Fire Ceremony – Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 8, 2010

Rediscovering the Meaning of the Sacred Fire The Sacred Fire has always been an important element of our life and our ceremonies. The Fire acts as a doorway into the Spirit world. We have seen this element misused in technologies that have been created, such as in a weaponry that has become so efficient in […]


G8 Opening Song (Interfaith): “Can’t Change the World”

Song By: Shy-Anne Hovorka and Jordan Elcheson Directed By: Matt Popowich – Westfort Films Produced By: Rob Benvegnu Engineered/Recorded: Dining Room Studios Sponsors/Supporters: City of Thunder Bay, TBay Tel, Bearskin Airlines, Abitibi and Aldo Ruberto


Anishnabe Nation opens Winnipeg Folk Festival

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Anishnabe elder and spiritual leader Dave Courchene will open the 2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival with a message of peace and a call for vision.  The festival, the largest in North America, takes place from July 7 to 11 at Birds Hill Park. This year’s festival features over 80 artists including Andrew Bird, […]

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