SOCAN was one the scene as APTN Indigenous Day Live returned in full force on June 17, 2023, at The Forks in Winnipeg. The theme for this year was “Celebrating Our Youth,” and encompassed a full day of engaging activities and an evening of great live performances.

Among the festivities were traditional storytelling demonstrations and games, a Métis fiddle competition, a marketplace of talented artisans, food vendors, and more. Broadcast live across North America on APTN (the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), the free evening concert, hosted by Samian and Jessica Matten, feature a thrilling lineup of artists, including The Halluci Nation, Laura Niquay, Maimouna Youssef (a.k.a. Mumu Fresh), Aysanabee, Digging Roots, and many more.

SOCAN was a partner of the event, and also hosted a booth at the artisan market — where our Administrative Co-Ordinator, Creative, Claire Boué, had the opportunity to meet many Indigenous artists and songwriters, and explain to them what SOCAN is, what we do, and how to register. Said Boué, “It was a great chance to show up, meet our members, and engage with community there!”
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