Welcome of Manito Ahbee Festival

November 5, 2009

★ ATTENTION : MANITO AHBEE FESTIVAL !!! ★

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Welcome to Manito Ahbee
NOVEMBER 4TH TO 8TH, 2009! The dates have been finalized. The Manito Ahbee Festival and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards invite participants from around the world to gather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to celebrate music, arts and culture in the heart of Turtle Island.

The festival honours the Manito Ahbee sacred site, our elders, ancestors, communities and global nation and welcomes everyone to share their knowledge, gifts and history. The Board of Governors, staff and organizers of the Manito Ahbee Festival express deep gratitude for all participants, supporters and communities who came together to make the festival what it is today.

Attention Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Nominees!
Artist Services will be available for all 2009 Nominees for pick-up of Artist Packages. Artist Packages include Manito Ahbee and APCMA information, tickets and passes.
Location: The Fairmont Hotel
Mezzanine level (signs will be posted)
2 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
              204-840-8402         204-840-8402

Hours: Tuesday, Nov.3rd, 12 noon to 7pm in the Lancaster Room.
Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 9am to 5pm in the Harrow Room.
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 9am to 5pm in the Lancaster Room.
NOTE: Starting Friday Nov. 6th Artists packages can be picked at the MTS Centre, Main Entrance –
Portage & Donald, second level.

Contact: Chris Gabb
#              204-795-4780         204-795-4780
Derek McCorrister
#              204-941-0096         204-941-0096

DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS
APTN First Night Awards, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

McPhillips Station Casino
484 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
6:00 p.m. Seating
6:30 p.m. Show Start

Categories Distributed:
BEST HAND DRUM CD
BEST GOSPEL CD
BEST PEYOTE CD
BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM/PROMOTION OF ABORIGINAL MUSIC
BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CD
BEST PRODUCER/ENGINEER CD
BEST ABORIGINAL RADIO STATION/PROGRAM
BEST RADIO SINGLE OF THE YEAR
BEST RAP/HIP HOP
BEST BLUES CD

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Televised Live on APTN
MTS Centre
Portage and Donald
Winnipeg, Manitoba
APTN Pre-Awards Reception – Exchange Restaurant – MTS Centre
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *Nominees and Invite Only
Red Carpet Event – Exchange Restaurant (must register) – MTS Centre 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *Nominees and Invite Only
APCMA’s
7:00 p.m. Seating
8:00 p.m. Show Start
Categories Distributed:
BEST COUNTRY CD
BEST FOLK OR ACOUSTIC CD
BEST ROCK CD
BEST POW WOW TRADITIONAL CD
BEST POW WOW CONTEMPORARY CD
BEST NEW ARTIST CD
ABORIGINAL SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR CD
BEST POP CD
BEST GROUP OR DUO CD
ABORIGINAL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
For more information on the Manito Ahbee Festival, please contact our offices at:
Local:               204.956.1849         204.956.1849
Toll Free:               1.866.449.0251         1.866.449.0251
Fax: 204.956.0241
Email: info@manitoahbee.com

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