A Look at APTN’S 2019 Indigenous Day Live Lineups
Since its humble beginnings in 2006, Indigenous Day Live has evolved from a one-hour show in a Winnipeg courtyard to an epic multi-stage concert showcasing some of the country’s top Indigenous talent.
This year, APTN’s annual celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day continues on June 22 with stages in Winnipeg, Calgary and Whitehorse.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019 APTN Indigenous Day Live Lineup ☀️ Terri Clark, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, Blue Rodeo, Crystal Shawanda, Julian Taylor Band, Diyet & The Love Soldiers, The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut and Leela Gilday are just a few of the outstanding artists in this year’s lineup! #indigenous #music #winnipeg #calgary #whitehorse #livemusic
As usual, Indigenous Day Live will feature a full day of activities for the whole family, including a pow wow, a round dance, local artisans, food vendors, games and more. But the highlight of the event is the live music. With three stages and more than 20 acts covering every genre from folk and pop to rock and hip hop, there’s a little something for everyone.
And for those of you who don’t live in a host city, not to worry: you can catch the concerts live on APTN, via participating radio stations and online.
Here’s a look at the lineups for each host city.
WINNIPEG (The Forks)
Hosts: Grace Dove and Daniel Roy
Pre-show (5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT)
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Listening to the dreamy soundscapes of Sebastian Gaskin, it’s no surprise he draws inspiration from artists like Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. But long before his R & B days he was rockin out to Metallica, System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold. See what Sebastian had to say about his musical journey and check out his sound in our latest Meet the Artist profile (link in bio) #sebastiangaskin #indigenous #music #randb #winnipeg #meettheartist #blog
Ryan D’Aoust with Nathan Halcrow and Daniel Koulack
Concert (7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. CST)
The Jerry Cans
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
CALGARY (Fort Calgary)
Hosts: Ashley Callingbull and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Pre-show (4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. MT)
Armond Duck Chief
Concert (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MT)
Diyet & The Love Soldiers
WHITEHORSE (Shipyards Park)
Hosts: Chantal Rondeau and Dave Jenniss
Pre-show (5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT)
Concert (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. CST)
The Julian Taylor Band
About Indigenous Day Live
Indigenous Day Live (IDL) is the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Through cultural activities and live music, Canadians are brought together in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ unparalleled contributions to Canada. All are welcome to take part in the celebration.
Thirteen years ago, APTN spearheaded an exciting new initiative in support of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This was the first edition of IDL, held in a park outside APTN’s downtown headquarters in Winnipeg, Man. The event has since relocated to The Forks and has been held at several Canadian cities.
About National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. National Aboriginal Day, as it was named at the time, was first celebrated on June 21, 1996, after being recognized through a proclamation by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc.
On June 21, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement announcing the government’s intention to rename National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day is part of Celebrate Canada days, although most provinces do not recognize it as a statutory holiday.