Okanagan Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they wake , it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." - Louis Riel, July 4th, 1885

Our People

Who We Are

OIMAF will be a celebration focused on cultural revitalization. There will be traditional and contemporary Indigenous Music and Performance Artists. Workshops will include traditional arts and crafts as well as contemporary musical instruction ranging from hip-hop and songwriting to hand drum and rattle making. There will be Indigenous culinary provisions available and information sessions on traditional plant and medicine foraging. It is expected that OIMAF will see booth registrants from artisans, healers, crafters and fashion designers from across Turtle Island.

Event Location

Overlooking Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival will take place on Gellatly Fields and West Kelowna Amphitheater July 6 & 7, 2019. Tickets are now available online.

Tickets and Workshops Available Online

Okanagan Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

About the Event

OIMAF is a grassroots movement that originated around a kitchen table in recognition of a lack of celebration surrounding the Indigenous narrative and a distinct need for cultural revitalization. With the emergence of Indigenous artists into the mainstream entertainment arena, the hunger for cultural exposure is being exponentially galvanized. The demand for Indigenous celebration has never been more paramount than in this era of reconciliation.

Get Involved

The purpose of the event is to showcase the music, art, history and culture of a diversity of First Nations people.