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Indigenous Live Music Picks: July 28-31

There’s a lot of Indigenous music happening this weekend, from night clubs to open fields! Here’s our pick of events.

1. 145th Annual Winnibego Powwow
July 28-31 – The “oldest powwow in North America” (true?) takes place in Winnibego, NB. Event info: winnebagotribe.com

2. Winnipeg’s Most, Joey Stylez and Rezofficial
July 28 – Three of Turtle Island’s heaviest hip-hop acts in one night at The Empire Ballroom Nightclub in Edmonton, AB. Event info: Winnipeg’s Most, Joey Stylez, and Rezofficial live in Edmonton

3. Komasket Festival
July 29-31 – Dallas Arcand, George Leech, Oka and Buffy Ste Marie are among the Indigenous artists you’ll see at the 10th Annual Festival, Okanagan Lake, Vernon, BC. Event info: komasketmusicfestival.com

4. 4th Annual Crystal Shawanda Homecoming Concert
July 29 – Every year, Crystal hosts a party on her property in Wikwemikong, ON, peforming at the end of the night after providing the opportunity for Aboriginal youth, fans and community members to perform. Event info: crystalshawanda.co

5. Kamloopa Powwow
July 29-31 – Grand Entry at 7pm on Friday of the 32nd Annual Powwow in Kamloops, BC. Event info: tkemlups.ca

6. Discreet Da Chosen 1
July 29 – Discreet celebrates the release of his new album Magneto at Au Bar in Vancouver, BC. Event info: “Magneto” by “Discreet” C.D. Release Party!!!

7. Marc Meriläinen
July 30 –  Marc kicks off The Wolves of Tuonela tour in the Wikwemikong Cultural Pavillion, Maitoulin Island, ON. Event info: myspace.com/marcmerilainen

8. DJ Crystle Lightning with Red Cloud and Hellnback
July 29 –  N$C Records and 1491 Nation present this night at the Crown Pub in Edmonton, AB. Event info: DJ Crystle Lightning and Special Guests