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A group of women from Winnipeg's Indigenous music scene are coming together this Friday for a benefit concert for Tina's Safe Haven — a 24-hour youth drop in centre named in honour of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old whose body was pulled from the Red River in 2014.
The concert at the Marlborough Hotel will feature performances by artists Gurlz Gurlz Gurlz, Mary Mahler, Dawn Marie Chartrand, Kristen McKay and Pam Nabess and special guest Davidica Littlespottedhorse. The event is organized by Indigenous Women of Music, which is made up of local musicians who want to use their talents to give back to the community.
The show runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Skyview Ballroom and will include a light meal.
Tickets are $10 in advance at diyobo.com or $20 at the door. All proceeds from the event will go to Tina's Safe Haven, which opened its doors in November 2018 and is run by Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. The centre on Selkirk Avenue serves approximately 50 youth every day and offers scheduled programming and access to necessities like laundry, housing and employment services.
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