19th Annual Native American Music Awards Recorded on November 2, 2019



And The Winner Is....


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Artist of the Year  

Shelley Morningsong

Simple Truth


Duo/Group of the Year  

The Cody Blackbird Band and Connor Chee

Live From White Horse Black Mountain


Debut Artist of the Year 

Alex FireThunder 

Makȟóčhe Kiŋ Theȟíla (Love For The Land) 


Debut Duo/Group of the Year 




Best Female Artist 

Shon Denay

On The Rocks


Flutist of the Year  

Vince Redhouse

 A Distant Star


Best Male Artist 





Record of the Year

One Earth World Fusion Music

Various Artists


Song  of the Year

Walk In Beauty

Joseph FireCrow, Thomasina Levy, David Darling


Best Indie Single of the Year 

We Will Rise Up

Joanne Shenandoah


Best Independent Recording By A New Artist 

Heaven’s Window

Ava Rose Johnson 


Best Blues Recording 

Simple Truth

Shelley Morningsong


Best Country / Americana Recording 

A Miner’s Prayer 

Matt James


Best Folk Recording

Two Trees Standing



Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording

No Greater Love

Robby Cummings


Best Historical/Linguistic Recording  

The Kindness Project

Stl’atl’imx Friends


Best Instrumental Recording 

We Belong To The Music

Crazy Flute 


Best New Age/Ambient/Soundscape Recording

Sacred Spiral

Painted Raven


Best Pop Recording

Women At War: Warrior Songs

Various Artists


Best Pow Wow/ Drum Recording 

Red Dress Special

Young Spirit


Best Producer/Engineer

Ed Stasium

Fight Like A Woman - Sihasin 



Best Rap/Hip Hop/R&B Recording

Native Pride

Nick Lone


Best Rock Recording 

Fight Like A Woman



Best Traditional Recording


Spirit of Thunderheart


Best Waila/Chicken Scratch/ Recording 

Music In The Soul

Native Thunder


Best World Recording


The Spiritual Warriors 


Best Music Video Recording


Michelle Thomas


Best Concept for a Music Video 


Twin Flames 


Best Music Video Narrative

We Are Love

Kelly Derrickson 


Best Music Video For A Live Performance  

Children On The Rez

Blue Mountain Tribe


Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video 

Break These Chains

Just Jamez 


Native Heart Award 

Jonny Lipford



Best Radio Program

Harvey Arden & Wisdomkeepers 


Jim Thorpe Sports Award

Mickie James


Legend Award

Portugal. The Man


Rising Star

Niijii Singers and Ogiichidaa Singers

Hear Our Songs


Lifetime Achievement

Deborah Iyall


Hall of Fame

Wes Studi