Home Events Arts & Culture 2023 Sâkêwêwak Annual Storyteller’s Festival: sâkitawâhk – Where the Rivers Meet

2023 Sâkêwêwak Annual Storyteller’s Festival: sâkitawâhk – Where the Rivers Meet

Taking place from February 17-19, this year’s festival involves Indigenous storytelling told through a variety of contemporary art forms including dance, theatre, music, and performance.

Our theme this year is, sâkitawâhk, a cree word meaning, “Where the Rivers Meet.” With a special focus on gender and 2Spirit identities, sâkitawâhk celebrates the true spirit of the festival as a point of gathering and kinship through collaboration, interconnectivity, and community.

For additional details on the festival including artist information, event descriptions, schedules, and ticketing information, please visit us online at https://sakewewak.ca/events/festival/

Hourly Schedule

Friday, February 17: Movement, Sound, and Storytelling

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Welcome & Opening Ceremony
MC Dayna Danger and Violet Naytowhow
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Dance & Music Performance
Jeanette Kotowich & Kathleen Nisbet
8:15pm - 8:30pm
Dayna Danger
8:45pm - 9:15pm
Dance/Theatre Performance
Waawaate Fobister
9:15pm - 9:30pm
Social & Closing
Dayna Danger

Saturday, February 18: Drag & Dance Party

7:00pm - 7:15pm
MC Dayna Danger
7:15pm - 7:45pm
Drag King Performance & Artist Talk
Adrienne Huard
7:45pm - 8:30
Drag Queen Performance & Artist Talk
Mavis Vontrese/Miss VLT
8:30pm - 9:30pm
DJ Dance Party & Dance Performances
DJ Boogie the Beat with Special Guests Erroll Kinistino, Lilla Fayant, Zoë James, and Iris James
9:30pm - 10:00pm
Closing Remarks & Social
MC Dayna Danger

Sunday, February 19: 2Spirit Beading & Bannock

1pm - 3pm
Bannock & Beading Circle
Join artists Dayna Danger and Katherine Boyer for an afternoon of beading, bannock and refreshments. This event is centred around creating a welcoming space of sharing, belonging, and kinship for those identifying as 2Spirit, transgender, and non-binary. This event is by donation.


Feb 17 - 19 2023


7:00 pm - 3:00 pm


$0 - $40

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