Indigenous Live Music Picks: Sep. 28-Oct. 2 2011

The Northern Navajo Fair hits its 100th year, A Tribe Called Two Toes tour makes its final stop, Aboriginal Music Week gives us a preview of this year’s lineup and more in RPM’s Indigenous live music picks for the weekend.

Norther Navajo Fair
September 28 – October 9th – The 100th Annual festival begins this weekend. Intertribal-powwow, market, Yeiibechei ceremony, music, food – the works. Get the schedule at: facebook.com

Benefit Concert for a First Nation Run Homeless Shelter in Winnipeg
September 30 – The stacked line-up includes The Dusty Roads Band, Burnt Project 1, Da Skelpa Squad, Highway 373, Segweh, Contois Brothers, Foreign Objektz, Tracy Bone and JC Campbell, Ex Modern Teen, Hellnback of Rez Official & Guests, The Mosquitos, Shaka, Young Jibwe and Wab Kinew at The Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB. More info: facebook.com

A Tribe Called Two-Toes
September 30 & October 1- The last two tour dates of Ryan McMahon/Clarence Two-Toes and A Tribe Called Red hit Toronto, ON, at The Orange Room, and The Edgewater in Kahnawake, QE. More info: facebook.com

Derek Miller
September 30 – Mohawk blues-rocker brings it to Lancaster House in Kingston, ON. More info: derekmiller.ca

Charlie Fettah & Tha Rupness Monsta
September 30 –  Celebrating their newest release, Fettah and Monsta will also have Doom Squad, Young Desperado, LP & Tribe Starr and others on the bill at Brixx, Edmonton, AB.

Aboriginal Music Week’s Songs & Square Dancing
October 1 – See Ali Fontaine, Cassidy Mann, Kyla Cederwall and Darren Lavallee in this free preview of part of the AMW lineup coming in November. The Forks Market, Winnipeg, MB. More info: facebook.com

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre Powwow
October 1 – The 5th Annual Powwow’s sunrise ceremony starts at 6am but if you miss that, get there for grand entry at noon at Queens University in Kingston, ON. More info: queensu.ca