The Awards show for Native American Entertainment. ”

— Jeopardy TV Game Show

Deadline May 1, 2021
The Native American Music Awards is now accepting all music submissions for the 2021 Native American Music Awards.
Due to COVID-19 the 20th Annual Native American Music Awards Was Indefinitely Suspended
If you paid your membership for 2020, it will be automatically be credited to your 2021 submission with your pay pal transaction number.
If you submitted for the 20th Annual Awards Please Resubmit for 2021.
This year we are accepting both Pay Pal and Credit Card Payments.
There are several types of Submission Forms Available Below for the 2021 Calendar Year.
The Submission Deadline is May 1, 2021.  

Here are the links to the submission forms:

1) A Full Membership to Submit Full Length Album for All Categories

($100.00 Membership Fee all inclusive)




2) A Non Member Submission for a Song and/or Music Video Only

($35.00 each s or $50.00 for a Song and Video Submission Combination)


3) Native Heart - Native inspired work, Non-native artist
4) Free Submission of One Song for Advisory Board consideration
If you are not sure about submitting your song and you'd like to send it to our Advisory Board for their consideration without any guarantee that it will be included in our submissions, you can email your mp3 to them at:
Email us at with any questions.  


NAMA Pay Pal Membership & Submission online form.


NAMA Pay Pal Single Only Submission online form.


You must be a registered online member in order to vote on the Native American Music Awards. Register Here.

Thank you for supporting the World's Leading Resource for Contemporary and Traditional
Native American Music Initiatives ! 


Founded in early 1998, the Native American Music Awards & Association was born out of a need to provide greater opportunity and recognition for traditional and contemporary Native American musicians.

Our inaugural awards show in May 1998 was the first time a Native owned casino featured an evening of Native American Talent.  We have continued to be the first for many things. 

We were the first to nationally recognize both Link Wray & Jesse Ed Davis into a Hall of Fame. We have received letters of acknowledgement from Presidents  and proclamations from Mayors. As part of our annual monitoring and research of Native American music recordings, we successfully proposed the first new category for Native American music in the Grammies in 2000 which has since evolved to a Regional Roots music category. We have trained Native American youth in concert events and productions; helped MTV Networks establish a cultural diversity program to recruit Native American employees, educate and entertain employees of parent company, Viacom, placed Native American artists in collaborations with mainstream artists; returned a lost song of the late Apache leader, Geronimo, back to his family and we continue to present special music concerts and festivals from Alaska to New York City. We have also launched campaigns for Suicide Prevention Awareness and heeded Call to Actions from our many tribal communities.

Since our first show in 1998, the Native American Music Association (NAMA) has grown to become the country’s leading source for preserving and promoting the songs of American Indians from all four directions.

This year will look forward to honoring our songmakers, fostering pride, providing national exposure, and celebrating their cultural gifts of music with others around the world. Their personal and professional contributions and the determination and dedication of our volunteer staff, continually creates new opportunities of Native pride and celebrates musical excellence.