WINNERS PLAYLIST

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  1. 1 Fawn Wood - Iskwewak - Fawn Wood 2012 03:11
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  2. 2 Radmilla Cody - Shi Keyah - Radmilla Cody 2012 03:41
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  3. 3 Tony Duncan - Zuni Sunrise Earth Warrior c2012 02:58
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  4. 4 Wayne Silas Jr - c2012 05:25
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  5. 5 Kelly Jackson - She Only Cries in the Rain KellyJackson c2012 04:55
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  6. 6 Cody Blackbird Frank Waln Hear My Cry c2012 04:47
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  7. 7 NakeNulaWaun-Doubt c 2012 03:15
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  8. 8 Lena Recollet - PersonalPowerbyLenaRecollet c2012 02:49
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  9. 9 SavingDamsels-04-SweetGirl c2012 04:14
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  10. 10 Mitch Walking Elk - Don't Know Where I'm Standing c 2012 03:58
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  11. 11 Yahndawa - Onawaheta - c2012 04:29
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  12. 12 Honey Dawn Karima - THe Miracle of Us c2012 03:51
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  13. 13 Gary Small - Hostiles & Renegades c2012 04:21
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  14. 14 Raphael Deas - Love Me Down c2012 04:35
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  15. 15 Akwesasne Women Singers - Ononkwasona c2012 01:56
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  16. 16 AIM - S.D. Up c2012 04:12
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  17. 17 Jana - Stay With Me Baby c2012 04:13
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  18. 18 Joseph FIrecrow - Night Walk c2012 03:44
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  19. 19 CC Murdock - Go Rest High On The Mountain c2012 04:38
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  20. 20 Ryan Little Eagle - From The Heart of a Warrior c2012 04:43
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  21. 21 Homeland Nation - A Paul Ortega c2012 04:40
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  22. 22 Ali Fontaine - Forever Young - Ali Fontaine c2012 04:40
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  23. 23 Emanuel Black Bear - Into the Sunset - c.2012 Bull 03:29
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  24. 24 Big River Cree - the Old Way - The Old Way c2012 04:12
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  25. 25 Windfeather Navarez - Whispers of our Prayers - The Longest Walk c2012 03:21
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  26. 26 Big City Indians - Ina Makoce - Tuwa c2012 04:53
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  27. 27 Rickey Medlocke Homeland Nation tr 6 03:53
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  28. 28 Kalan Wi - Celebrate - Lil'wat Soul 2012 03:59
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14TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

MAY 10, 2013
SENECA NIAGARA HOTEL & CASINO, NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

14th Annual Native American Music Awards

WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tony Duncan
Earth Warrior

BEST BLUES RECORDING
Up From The Ashes
Mitch Walking Elk

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
The Longest Walk
Lorena Windfeather Navarez

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Ali Fontaine
Ali Fontaine

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ryan Little Eagle Molina
Straight From The Heart

DEBUT GROUP OF YEAR
Big River Cree
The Old Way

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Fawn Wood
Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood

BEST FOLK/AMERICANA RECORDING
Spirit of a Woman
Kelly Jackson

BEST FLUTE RECORDING
Joseph FireCrow
Night Walk

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
The Desire of Nations
Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big City Indians Featuring Roy E Pete (Navajo) 
Tuwa

BEST HISTORICAL /LINGUISTIC RECORDING
Celebrate
Kalan Wi

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Homeland Nation Soundtrack
Rickey Medlocke

BEST MALE ARTIST
Wayne Silas Jr.
True Round Dance Songs

BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
Among The Ancients
Rushingwind & Mucklow

BEST POP RECORDING
Stay With Me Baby
Jana Mashonee

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
Memories
Emmanuel Black Bear

BEST PRODUCER
Francois Couture
Yahndawa’


BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING
Love Me Down
Ralphael Deas


RECORD OF THE YEAR
Shi Keyah Songs For The People
Radmilla Cody

BEST ROCK RECORDING
Find My Way
Saving Damsels


SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hear My Cry
Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Peter Sackaney
Where Love Belongs

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING
I Am Woman, Kwe
Lena Recollect

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
Tsionathonwisen
Akwesasne Women Singers

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
A Tribute To Our Heros
CC Murdock

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Homeland Nation
Various Artists

BEST WAILA RECORDING
In Loving Memory
T.O. Combo

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Hostiles & Renegades
Gary Small & the Coyote Bros

NATIVE HEART
Sybille Hummingbird
Serenity

LIVING LEGEND
Nelly Furtado

HALL OF FAME
Russell Means

Host Emcee Comedian Don Kelly


Featured Performers:




Big River Cree
Blackfoot
Buddy Big Mountain
CC Murdock
Edmund Bull
Estun Bah
Fawn Wood
Indian E (Elvis) 
Jana
Joseph FireCrow
Radmilla Cody
Tony Duncan
The Ed Koban Group with special guests
Gary Small, Cody Blackbird, Dylan Jenet, Lorena Windfeather

 
Plus
Hall of Fame Induction & tribute to the late Russell Means
Living Legend Award to Nelly Furtado
and
Nominees
Ali Fontaine
Arcane Belief
Big River Cree
Bobby Bullet
Cody Blackbird
Cweed Band 
Big River Cree
Meherrin-Chowanoke Project
Edward Snowball
Emanuel Blackbear
Gary Small
J J Kent
Joane Shenandaoh
Jimmy Lee Young
John Two Flutes
Joseph Firecrow
Joseph Strider
Kalan Wi
Kelly Jackson
Lena Recollet
Leon Skyhorse
Lorena Windfeather Navarezz & Edmund Bull
Mark ThunderWolf
Michael Longrider
Mike Serio & Frank Silverhawk
Mitch Walking Elk
Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor
Painted Raven
Peter Sackaney
Ralphael Deas
Rushingwind & Mucklow
Ryan Little Eagle
Saving Damsels 
Scott Tweedie
Shawn Michael Perry
Silverfox/Calixto Lopez II
Smokestack Lightening
Sybille Hummingbird
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Terry Lee Whetstone
Terry Strongheart
The Joint Effect 
Theresa Bearfox
Wind Spirit Drum 
with Special Guests 
Chinese Star Ayi Jihu
 Native Youth designer Angela DeMontigny
and much more !

About the Performers:

HOST, DON KELLY is the host emcee for this year's awards ceremony. Comic Don Kelly has starred in numerous national comedy specials including; CTV’s Comedy Now and CBC’s Comics along with numerous appearances on The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Debaters and Madly Off in All Directions. Don is also the host and star of the Gemini-nominated series, Fish Out of Water on Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN). Don’s comedy ranges from sharp observations on everyday life to bizarre flights of fancy.

BUDDY BIG MOUNTAIN has reigned as Indian Country’s leading Ventriloquist Comedian since the late 1980’s. Buddy is part Mohawk, Welsh and English on his mother’s side and Comanche and Apache from his father’s side. "The Buddy Big Mountain Variety Comedy Show," which features a cowboy ventriloquist figure known as Windell P. Snodgrass along Iron Horse, and Awesome Fox, is guaranteed to leave audience members laughing. Buddy has shared the stage with many great performers such as; Jeff Dunham, Sinbad, Charlie Hill, Crystal Gayle, Seals and Croft, Merle Haggard, and has appeared on CTV, TNN's Nashville Now, and Music City Tonight.


THE ED KOBAN GROUP returns as the house band for this year’s Native American Music Awards. Ed Koban is a guitarist and flutist from Niagara Falls, NY. EdKo, as he is sometimes known, is of Mohawk decent. He has performed with many respected national artists. As road guitarist for National Native American Recording Artist Darryl Tonemah, Ed has played nationwide at such venues as; The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Utah. The Ed Koban Group from is comprised of some of the most respected musicians the region has to offer. They are a multi-cultural highly professional brew of talent capable of delivering any music genre or style.

CC MURDOCK is of Shoshone and Paiute decent, and his latest recording Indian E - CC Murdock has been nominated for Best Pop Recording and his for Best Video. Exposure to music at a young age lead CC to the same stage as many country stars such as; B.J. Tomas, Bobby Bear, Doug Stone and the late Chris LeDoux. CC honed his writing skills and released his album Native Heart, winning Best Country Recording at the 13th Annual Native American Music Awards. CC has been touring the nation with a show that combines Native American music, Country, Rock, and Jazzy Blues. CC Murdock will be performing the song, God Rest Ye High On a Mountain as a tribute to the Indian rights activist and actor Russell Means who passed on October 22nd and whose ashes were scattered over the Black Hills.

As INDIAN E, CC continues his performance tributes with one that is powerful and breathtaking in honor of the late Elvis Presley. A Native American show like no other, it is a must see performance. “I was nine years old when my mother shouted out as I played in the yard, ‘Elvis has passed on’. I remember a chill going thru my body. Elvis was a big inspiration to me as a young Native American boy on the reservation. As I grew into a musician, the likeness of Elvis Aaron Presley was always there. I never escaped it.” With his CD’s A Tribute, Christmas with Indian E and a new CD to be released the spring of 2013, Indian E is paying tribute to Elvis’s Native American heritage and keeping the spirit of Elvis alive. “Elvis Presley is the greatest entertainer the world has ever been privileged to see! I am proud of his Native American heritage and honored to perform in his likeness” states CC.

FAWN WOOD was exposed to Pow-Wows from a very early age, singing the songs of the longhouse of the Fraser Valley and the berry-picking songs of her mother’s Stlatlimx people. Fawn has developed a style of song that mimics her relationship with her people, herself, her family, and community. Her compositions draw upon her array of life experiences, those happy and times that are challenging. Her personal lyrics strongly reflect who she is. Fawn was the first female to win the Hand Drum contest at the Gathering of Nation’s Pow-Wow in 2006. Through music, Fawn seeks to encourage hope for the betterment of all Indigenous people, especially by encouraging Indigenous women to connect to their identity through song. She seeks to inspire the recognition of connectivity with one’s Native ancestors in order to guide people towards what needs to be done in the physical world as well as the spiritual. Her new CD, Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood has been nominated for Best Female artist.

RADMILLA CODY, traditional Navajo recording artist, international performer, and triple Native American Music Award nominee for her new CD, Shi Keyah – Songs For The People, continues to maintain Navajo culture by recording music that Dine elders can be proud of. Radmilla is of the Tla’a’schi’i’ (Red Bottom People) clan and is born for the (Naahilii) African-Americans. Radmilla Cody is also a GRAMMY Nominee, former Miss Navajo Nation, and an Advocate against Domestic Abuse and Violence. She is the subject of an award winning documentary entitled “Hearing Radmilla”, exploring Radmilla’s journey as an activist and international performer. In 2010, Radmilla was selected for NPR’s 50 Great Voices, a yearlong series featuring singers from all over the world. Recently, Radmilla was awarded the “Black History Makers Award 2012” from Initiative Radio.

TONY DUNCAN is a five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world. Of Apache/Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa descent, he also performs with his family’s performance group, the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers. International recording artist, Nelly Furtado has featured Tony hoop dancing in her video for her single, "Big Hoops”. Duncan also performed in Furtado’s music video, and appeared with her in performances at the Billboard Music Awards, the Much Music VMA’s, as well as on The Tonight Show. Tony’s roots have taught him the sacredness of the circle, the hoop, and his dance. Tony Duncan’s CD, Earth Warrior received three nominations for Artist of the Year, Flutist of the Year and Record of the Year. As leader of the recording group, Estun-Bah, Duncan captures the true essence of Native America. Estun-Bah also features Darren Yazzie on guitar, and drummer Jeremy Dancing Bull, and together they blend traditional and contemporary styles to create an elegantly Native American music.

JANA MASHONEE's performance on her recording, Stay With Me Baby, will quickly substantiate her mulitiple awards, accolades and latest nominations. Her first single, Ooh, Baby, Baby was picked as Billboard’s single of the week. More Than Life followed, selling over a million copies. A version of Led Zeppelin’s, Stairway to Heaven, earned her the honor of being the first Native American to top the Billboard Dance charts. Paying tribute to her Lumbee heritage, Jana released, American Indian Story, a brilliant concept album that is now featured on the Discovery Channel’s new hit series, Flying Wild Alaska. Her first book, American Indian Story – The Adventures of Sha’kona, was also recently completed and was followed by, American Indian Christmas, an extraordinary work featuring ten classic Christmas songs sung in ten different Native American languages. A soul-stirring R&B and gospel-rooted collection, New Moon Born, brought Jana back into the mainstream spotlight. She performed a cover of Sam Cooke’s classic, A Change Is Gonna Come, at the American Indian Inaugural Ball for President Obama. This was her second performance for a First Family. She sang at the First Lady’s Luncheon for Laura Bush. This past Winter, Jana co-headlined a show with Sarah McLachlan at Carnegie. This Summer, Jana will be starring in a new movie with Lorenzo Lamas entitled, Raptor Ranch.

BLACKFOOT is a fierce, rock blues band that burned up the charts in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Their roots showcased streaks of Southern rock and was centered on pure rock n roll. With songs such as; Train, Train, Highway Song and Wishing Well, they created blistering, memorable tunes. Flash forward to now.... Founding member, “father” and NAMA Hall of Famer, Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot, Lynyrd Skynyrd), is guiding the next version of Blackfoot as mentor, producer and driving force. A new era of Blackfoot has now arrived to the masses, representing the future of Blackfoot music for an all new generation. Modeled after their live sound of the early 80′s, these young guns look and sound the part. Guitar-led rock and lyrically-driven stories of authentic America is what grabs you about this Blackfoot, and it’s what originally caught everyone's attention more than 30 years ago. The new Blackfoot single, Whiskey Train is out now and a new full length recording is expected later this year.
 
14th Annual Native American Music Awards
NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gary Small & the Coyote Bros (Northern Cheyenne) – Hostiles & Renegades
Jana Mashonee (Lumbee) – Stay With Me Baby
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) – Lifegivers
Joseph FireCrow (Northern Cheyenne) – Night Walk
Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa) – Earth Warrior
Tony Redhouse (Navajo) – Release

BEST BLUES RECORDING
Compilation - Marc Brown & The Blues Crew
Dancing In The Rain – Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee)
Sing It Louder – Cary Morin (Crow)
Songs Lived & Life Played - Murray Porter (Mohawk)
Soul Left Blind – Smokestack Lightning (Tohono O’odham)
Up From The Ashes – Mitch Walking Elk (Cheyenne/ Arapaho)

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
A Tribute To Our Heros – Various Artists
Healing Winds – Various Artists
Native Circle Touch The Earth Festival – Various Artists
The Longest Walk: Reversing Diabetes –– Lorena Windfeather Navarez
The Meherrin-Chowanoke Project – Various Artists
Written In Blood – Various Artists


BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Ali Fontaine - Ali Fontaine (Ojibway)
Do It Anyway - John McLeod (Cree)
Living For the Sunny Days - Jim Boyd (Colville)
Forever - C-Weed Band (Metis)
Still No Good The John Redcorn Experience – Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee)
The Foundation of Who I Am – Duster (Cowessess)

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota) – Memories
Lena Recollet (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami) - I Am Woman, Kwe
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota) – Straight From The Heart
Sinuupa (Inuit) – Culture Shock
Smoke/ RedHeadz (Yanktonai Sioux) - Smoke Native Amerikaz Most Wanted
Terry Strongheart (Cherokee) - Tears

DEBUT DUO OR GROUP OF YEAR
Big River Cree (Plains Cree) - The Old Way
Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham) – A Joyful Defiant Tone
Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird (Rosebud Sioux) – Hear My Cry
Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree) – The Desire of Nations
Painted Raven (Cherokee/Choctaw) - Mirage
Polar Nation (Lenape/Cherokee) – Polar Nation


BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Ali Fontaine (Ojibway) - Ali Fontaine
Fawn Wood (Cree) – Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood
Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau) – Spirit of a Woman
Callie Benett (Navajo) – Glorify
Radmilla Cody (Dine’) – Shi Keyah – Songs For The People
Terri-Lynn (Haida Nation) – New Journeys


BEST FOLK/AMERICANA RECORDING
D.R.U.M. - Wind Spirit Drum (Mic Mac/Lenapa/Cherokee)
Michael Bucher - Michael Bucher (Cherokee)
One Shot - Josh Halverson (Mdewakanton Dakota)
Reach Within – Howard Lyons (Mohawk)
Spirit of a Woman - Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)
The She Wolf - Jimmy Lee Young (Maya)

BEST FLUTE RECORDING
Bryson Meyers (Chippewa/Cree) - White Elk Music Sounds of Heavan & Earth
Douglas Blue Feather (Cherokee) – Flute Medicine
Joseph FireCrow (Northern Cheyenne) – Night Walk
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota) – Straight From The Heart
Terry Lee Whetstone (Cherokee) - Peace 2 Love
Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa) – Earth Warrior

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
A’BA - Cheryl Bear (Dene/Nadleh Whut’em)
Glorify - Callie Benett (Navajo)
Rain Holy Spirit Rain - Yvonne St. Germaine (Cree)
Simple Things of Life - Stan Summers (Paiute/Miwok)
The Desire of Nations - Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree)
On The Silent Night - Sayani (Cherokee)

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big City Indians featuring Roy E Pete (Navajo) - Tuwa
Bluedog (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) - Just Living The Blues
Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee) - Dancing In The Rain
Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux) – The Definition
Pipestone (Ojibwe) – Tribute To The Old Timers
Tha Tribe (Various) – Warriors in the Mist

HISTORICAL / LINGUISTIC RECORDING –
Celebrate - Kalan Wi (Salish)
Deers R Us - Deer Clan Singers (Tuscarora)
New Journeys - Terri-Lynn (Haida Nation)
Preserving The Heritage: Insights & Songs – Kevin Locke (Lakota/Anishinabe)
Spirit of a Woman – Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)
Tali - SilverWolf: AdelaunegvWaya (Cherokee)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Native Colors: Homeland Nation Soundtrack - Rickey Medlocke (Lakota/Choctaw)
North West Voyage - Metis Fiddler Quartet (Metis)
Open Your Heart – Mark ThunderWolf (Lakota/Eastern Band of Cherokee)
String Theory - Joseph Strider (Apache)
Tribal Fusion - Cal Silverfox (Apache)
Wind Dreamer – Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Grand Ronde)

BEST MALE ARTIST
Cheevers Toppah (Kiowa/Navajo) – True Melodies Harmonized Songs From The Heart of Native America
JJ Kent (Oglala Lakota) – Owayanka Wastelo
Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Grand Ronde) - Wind Dreamer
Jim Boyd (Colville) – Living For The Sunny Days
Terry Lee Whetstone (Cherokee) - Peace 2 Love
Wayne Silas Jr (Oneida) – True Round Dance Songs

BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
Among The Ancients - Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla)
Earth Songs - Douglas Blue Feather & Danny Voris (Cherokee)
Journey - Gvwi (Cherokee)
Medicine Crow & The Sandhill Band - Carroll Medicine Crow (Lenape/Cherokee) & Aki Red Bird
Release - Tony Redhouse (Navajo)
Walking From The Roots - Coyote Jump (Mescalero Apache)

BEST POP RECORDING
DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers - Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor (Mashpee Wampanoag)
Indian E - CC Murdock (Shoshone/Paiute)
Shawn Michael Perry & Only The Brave - Shawn Michael Perry (Salish/Myan)
Stay With Me Baby - Jana Mashonee (Lumbee)
Supernation - Vince Fontaine’s Indian City (Ojibway)
The Art of Peace - Michael Jacobs (Cherokee)

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
The Old Way - Big River Cree (Plains Cree)
Drum Boy – Mistikwaskihk Napesis - Northern Cree (various)
Horse Dance – Mistation Simoowin - Cree Confederation (Cree)
Memories - Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota)
Tribute To The Old Timers - Pipestone (Ojibwe)
Warriors in the Mist - Tha Tribe (Various)

BEST PRODUCER
Francois Couture – Yahndawa’
Gabriel Yaiva– Written In Blood
John Avila - Shawn Michael Perry & Only The Brave
Kelly Parker – The Old Way
Peter Blackwell - Homeland Nation Soundtrack
Stefan Galfas – Stay With Me Baby

BEST RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING
Alienated - Chase Manhattan (Muscogee Creek/Leech Lake Ojibwe)
B of Dakota South Records – B of Dakota South Records (Yankton Sioux)
Love Me Down – Ralphael Deas (Apache)
Smoke Native Amerikaz Most Wanted – Smoke/RedHeadz (Yanktonai Sioux)
The Definition - Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux)
Trouble - Tha Native (San Manuel)

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Earth Warrior - Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa)
Lifegivers - Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
Shi Keyah – Songs For The People - Radmilla Cody (Dine’)
Spirit of a Woman – Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)
Supernation – Vince Fontaine’s Indian City (Ojibway)
Tribute To The Old Timers - Pipestone (Ojibwe)

BEST ROCK RECORDING
A Joyful Defiant Tone - Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham)
Find My Way - Saving Damsels (Navajo & Hopi)
Just Living The Blues – Bluedog (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)
Forty Years - Original Xit Ox Boyz (Yazzie/Navajo)
The Joint Effect - The Joint Effect (Muscogee/Seminole/Cherokee)
Wrong Side of Salvation - Arcane Belief

SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Every Rez! - Johnny Oberly (Eastern Shashone)
God Bless The Whole World - Michael Jacobs (Cherokee)
Hear My Cry - Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird (Rosebud Sioux)
Lac du Flambeau Reservation – Bobby Bullet (Lac du Flambeau)
Rez Bluez - Murray Porter (Mohawk)
Stay With Me Baby - Jana Mashonee (Lumbee)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ali Fontaine (Ojibway) - Ali Fontaine
Cheryl Bear (Nadleh Whut’em) – A’BA
John McLeod (Cree) – Do It Anyway
Leon Skyhorse (Navajo) – Lost Tapes
Peter Sackaney (Constance Lake) - Where Love Belongs
Tash Terry & Elena Higgins (Navajo & Maori) – Grandmother Earth Grandfather Sky

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING –
6 Directions – Janet Rogers (Mohawk)
Got Your Back - Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs (Mohawk)
I Am Woman, Kwe – Lena Recollect (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami)
I Know This Man - The Sampson Bros (Seneca)
Long Long Ago - The Story Tellers (Abenaki)
Preserving The Hertiage: Insights & Songs – Kevin Locke (Lakota/Anishinabe)

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
Eastern Wind, Northern Lights - James Stephenson (Plains Cree)
Emotions - Randall Paskemin (Cree)
It’s A Love/Hate Thing - Dearly & Denny (Lakota Sioux/Menominee)
Shi Keyah – Songs For The People - Radmilla Cody (Dine’)
Tsionathonwisen - Akwesasne Women Singers (Mohawk)
Warfield Moose – Warfield Moose Jr (Lakota)


BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
A Tribute To Our Heros – CC Murdock
Do It Anyway - John McLeod (Cree)
Horses Thunder – Big City Indians
It’s About Time– Shane Yellowbird (Samson Cree)
Polar Nation - Polar Nation (Lenape/Cherokee)
Trouble - Tha Native (San Manuel)”

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Desert Woman- Yolanda Martinez (Apache)
Frank Waln Common Man Nake Nula Waun - Randy Eriksen Films
Homeland Nation (Various) – Rickey Medlocke
Sacred Ground Extended – Michael Bucher (Cherokee)
The Making Of A Joyful Defiant Tone - Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham)
Wicohan - Cody Blackbird (Cherokee)

BEST WAILA RECORDING
In Loving Memory – T.O. Combo (Tohonor O’odham)
Chapter Four – Juanios Boys & Familia (Tohono O’odham)
Lesson 1 – Mumsigo Tribe (Tohono O’odham)
Musicians In Harmony – Gertie & The T.O. Boyz (Tohono O’odham)
With All Our Love…Catherine Conde – Carl & Buddies (Tohono O’odham)


BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Celebrate - Kalan Wi (Salish)
Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen - One Nation (Algonquin)
Hostiles & Renegades - Gary Small & the Coyote Bros (Northern Cheyenne)
Tuwa - Big City Indians (Navajo)
Written in Blood –Casper Loma Dawa/Various
Yahndawa’ - Andree Levesque Sioui, Akienda Laine, Franceis Couture (Huron)


NATIVE HEART
Michael Longrider – Endless Time
John Two Flutes Fields - Creekside
Scott Tweedie – Opening Sound
Steven Graves – Matter of Time
Sybille Hummingbird - Serenity
Terry Frazier – The Awakening

 


LIST OF NOMINATED RECORDINGS:

6 Directions – Janet Rogers (Mohawk)
A Joyful Defiant Tone - Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham)
A Tribute To Our Heros – Various Artists
A’BA - Cheryl Bear (Dene/Nadleh Whut’em)
Ali Fontaine - Ali Fontaine (Ojibway)
Alienated - Chase Manhattan (Muscogee Creek/Leech Lake Ojibwe)
Among The Ancients - Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla)
B of Dakota South Records – B of Dakota South Records (Yankton Sioux)
Celebrate - Kalan Wi (Salish)
Chapter Four – Juanios Boys & Familia (Tohono O’odham)
Compilation - Marc Brown & The Blues Crew
D.R.U.M. - Wind Spirit Drum (Mic Mac/Lenapa/Cherokee)
Dancing In The Rain – Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee)
DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers - Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor (Mashpee Wampanoag)
Deers R Us - Deer Clan Singers (Tuscarora)
Do It Anyway - John McLeod (Cree)
Drum Boy – Mistikwaskihk Napesis - Northern Cree (various)
Earth Songs - Douglas Blue Feather & Danny Voris (Cherokee)
Earth Warrior - Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa)
Eastern Wind, Northern Lights - James Stephenson (Plains Cree)
Emotions - Randall Paskemin (Cree)
Every Rez! - Johnny Oberly (Eastern Shashone)
Find My Way - Saving Damsels (Navajo & Hopi)
Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen - One Nation (Algonquin)
Forever - C-Weed Band (Metis)
Forty Years - Original Xit Ox Boyz (Yazzie/Navajo)
Glorify - Callie Benett (Navajo)
God Bless The Whole World - Michael Jacobs (Cherokee
Got Your Back - Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs (Mohawk)
Healing Winds – Various Artists
Hear My Cry - Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird (Rosebud Sioux)
Horse Dance – Mistation Simoowin - Cree Confederation (Cree)
Hostiles & Renegades - Gary Small & the Coyote Bros (Northern Cheyenne)
I Am Woman, Kwe – Lena Recollect (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami)
I Know This Man - The Sampson Bros (Seneca)
In Loving Memory – T.O. Combo (Tohonor O’odham)
Indian E - CC Murdock (Shoshone/Paiute)
It’s A Love/Hate Thing - Dearly & Denny (Lakota Sioux/Menominee)
Journey - Gvwi (Cherokee)
Just Living The Blues – Bluedog (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)
Lac du Flambeau Reservation – Bobby Bullet (Lac du Flambeau)
Lession 1 – Mumsigo Tribe (Tohono O’odham)
Lifegivers - Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
Living For the Sunny Days - Jim Boyd (Colville)
Long Long Ago - The Story Tellers (Abenaki) 
Lost Tapes - Leon Skyhorse Thomas (Navajo)
Love Me Down – Ralphael Deas (Apache)
Medicine Crow & The Sandhill Band - Carroll Medicine Crow (Lenape/Cherokee) & Aki Red Bird
Memories - Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota)
Michael Bucher - Michael Bucher (Cherokee)
Musicians In Harmony – Gertie & The T.O. Boyz (Tohono O’odham)
Native Circle Touch The Earth Festival – Various Artists
Native Colors: Homeland Nation Soundtrack - Rickey Medlocke (Lakota/Choctaw)
New Journeys - Terri-Lynn (Haida Nation)
North West Voyage - Metis Fiddler Quartet (Metis)
On The Silent Night - Sayani (Cherokee)
One Shot - Josh Halverson (Mdewakanton Dakota)
Open Your Heart – Mark ThunderWolf (Lakota/Eastern Band of Cherokee)
Preserving The Heritage: Insights & Songs – Kevin Locke (Lakota/Anishinabe)
duplicate: Preserving The Hertiage: Insights & Songs – Kevin Locke (Lakota/Anishinabe)
Rain Holy Spirit Rain - Yvonne St. Germaine (Cree)
Reach Within – Howard Lyons (Mohawk)
Release - Tony Redhouse (Navajo)
Rez Bluez - Murray Porter (Mohawk)
Shawn Michael Perry & Only The Brave - Sean Michael Perry (Salish/Myan)
Shi Keyah – Songs For The People - Radmilla Cody (Dine’)
Simple Things of Life - Stan Summers (Paiute/Miwok)
Sing It Louder – Cary Morin (Crow)
Smoke Native Amerikaz Most Wanted – Smoke/RedHeadz (Yanktonai Sioux)
Songs Lived & Life Played - Murray Porter (Mohawk)
Soul Left Blind – Smokestack Lightning (Tohono O’odham)
Spirit of a Woman – Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)
Stay With Me Baby - Jana Mashonee (Lumbee)
Still No Good The John Redcorn Experience – Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee)
String Theory - Joseph Strider (Apache)
Supernation - Vince Fontaine’s Indian City (Ojibway)
Tali - SilverWolf: AdelaunegvWaya (Cherokee)
The Art of Peace - Michael Jacobs (Cherokee)
The Definition - Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux)
The Desire of Nations - Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree)
The Foundation of Who I Am – Duster (Cowessess)
The Joint Effect - The Joint Effect (Muscogee/Seminole/Cherokee)
The Longest Walk: Reversing Diabetes –– Lorena Windfeather Navarez
The Meherrin-Chowanoke Project – Various Artists (Various)
The Old Way - Big River Cree (Plains Cree)
The She Wolf - Jimmy Lee Young (Maya)
Tribal Fusion - Cal Silverfox (Apache)
Tribute To The Old Timers - Pipestone (Ojibwe)
Trouble - Tha Native (San Manuel)
Tsionathonwisen - Theresa Bearfox (Mohawk)
Tuwa - Big City Indians (Navajo)
Up From The Ashes – Mitch Walking Elk (Cheyenne/ Arapaho)
Walking From The Roots - Coyote Jump (Mescalero Apache)
Warfield Moose – Warfield Moose Jr (Lakota)
Warriors in the Mist - Tha Tribe (Various)
Wind Dreamer – Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Grand Ronde)
With All Our Love…Catherine Conde – Carl & Buddies (Tohono O’odham)
Written In Blood – Various Artists
Written in Blood –Casper Loma Dawa/Various
Wrong Side of Salvation - Arcane Belief
Yahndawa’ - Andree Levesque Sioui, Akienda Laine, Franceis Couture (Huron)


LIST OF NOMINATED ARTISTS
Ali Fontaine (Ojibway) - Ali Fontaine
Big City Indians (Navajo) - Tuwa
Big River Cree (Plains Cree) - The Old Way
Bluedog (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) - Just Living The Blues
Bryson Meyers (Chippewa/Cree) - White Elk Music Sounds of Heavan & Earth
Cheevers Toppah (Kiowa/Navajo) – True Melodies Harmonized Songs From The Heart of Native America
Cheryl Bear (Nadleh Whut’em) – A’BA
Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham) – A Joyful Defiant Tone
Douglas Blue Feather (Cherokee) – Flute Medicine
Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota) – Memories
Fawn Wood (Cree) – Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood
Francois Couture – Yahndawa’
Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird (Rosebud Sioux) – Hear My Cry
Gabriel Yaiva– Written In Blood
Gary Small & the Coyote Bros (Northern Cheyenne) – Hostiles & Renegades
Graywolf Blues Band (Yoeme Cherokee/Muskogee) - Dancing In The Rain
Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree) – The Desire of Nations
Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Grand Ronde) - Wind Dreamer
Jana Mashonee (Lumbee) – Stay With Me Baby
Jim Boyd (Colville) – Living For The Sunny Days
JJ Kent (Oglala Lakota) – Owayanka Wastelo
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) – Lifegivers
John Avila - Shawn Michael Perry & Only The Brave
John McLeod (Cree) – Do It Anyway
Joseph FireCrow (Northern Cheyenne) – Night Walk
Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau) – Spirit of a Woman or Callie Benett (Navajo) – Glorify
Kelly Parker – The Old Way Kevin Locke would be listed here
Kevin Locke  (Lakota/Anishinabe) - Preserving The Heritage: Insights & Songs
Lena Recollet (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami) - I Am Woman, Kwe
Leon Skyhorse Thomas(Navajo) – Lost Tapes
Mark Thunderwolf (Lakota/Eastern Band of Cherokee) -  Open Your Heart
Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux) – The Definition
Painted Raven (Cherokee/Choctaw) - Mirage
Peter Blackwell - Homeland Nation Soundtrack
Peter Sackaney (Constance Lake) - Where Love Belongs
Pipestone (Ojibwe) – Tribute To The Old Timers
Polar Nation (Lenape/Cherokee) – Polar Nation
Radmilla Cody (Dine’) – Shi Keyah – Songs For The People
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota) – Straight From The Heart
Sinuupa (Inuit) – Culture Shock
Smoke/ RedHeadz (Yanktonai Sioux) - Smoke Native Amerikaz Most Wanted
Stefan Galfas – Stay With Me Baby
Tash Terry & Elena Higgins (Navajo &Maori) – Grandmother Earth Grandfather Sky
Terri-Lynn (Haida Nation) – New Journeys
Terry Lee Whetstone (Cherokee) - Peace 2 Love
Terry Strongheart (Cherokee) - Tears
Tha Tribe (Various) – Warriors in the Mist
Theresa Bearfox (Mohawk) – Tsionathonwisen
Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa) – Earth Warrior
Tony Redhouse (Navajo) – Release
Wayne Silas Jr (Oneida) – True Round Dance Songs

NATIVE HEART ARTISTS
Michael Longrider – Endless Time
John Two Flutes Fields - Creekside
Scott Tweedie – Opening Sound
Steven Graves – Matter of Time
Sybille Hummingbird - Serenity
Terry Frazier – The Awakenin



VIDEOS
A Tribute To Our Heros – CC Murdock
Desert Woman- Yolanda Martinez (Apache)
Do It Anyway - John McLeod (Cree)
Frank Waln Common Man Nake Nula Waun - Randy Eriksen Films
Homeland Nation (Various) – Rickey Medlocke
Horses Thunder – Big City Indians
It’s About Time– Shane Yellowbird (Samson Cree)
Polar Nation - Polar Nation (Lenape/Cherokee)
Sacred Ground Extended – Michael Bucher (Cherokee)
The Making Of A Joyful Defiant Tone - Dawa (Hopi/Tohono O’odham)
Trouble - Tha Native (San Manuel)”
Wicohan - Cody Blackbird (Cherokee)



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