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  15TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

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15TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
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Each year we launch a national online voting campaign to listen and vote on the latest music initiatives leading into a production of the Native American Music Awards , a celebration featuring over 30 music categories in traditional and contemporary music.
 
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CURRENT ARTISTS & RECORDINGS NOMINATED
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  1. 1 Lee Plentywolf & The Plentywolf Singers - Medicine Wolf 03:56
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  2. 2 Red Kroz Bluez Band - Born On The Bayou 03:52
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  3. 3 2 Rivers Band XZ Cumbia 03:44
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  4. 4 A Tribe Called Red-Bread & Cheese 04:23
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  5. 5 Arron Adson - NAC Song 02:11
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  6. 6 Band Of Tribes - Fire & Brimstone 04:56
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  7. 7 Bear Creek - Smooth Moves 03:27
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  8. 8 Bear Fox - Creator's Gift 04:18
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  9. 9 Big River Cree - Big River Cree Song 03:14
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  10. 10 Blackfoot Confederacy - Victory Song 03:08
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  11. 11 Bobby Bullet - Hang On 04:12
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  12. 12 Brad Clonch Jeff Carpenter Injunuity - Fight For survival 03:46
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  13. 13 Brianne Lea Pruett - No Diamond Ring 03:32
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  14. 14 Cal Silverfox - To Touch The Sky 03:16
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  15. 15 Clear Water Drum - Sing With Joy 05:08
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  16. 16 Cruz - Stogie 03:29
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  17. 17 Cyrus Emerson - Lost Angel - The Cherokee 29:30
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  18. 18 Dark Water Rising - Love Me 05:19
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  19. 19 David Rose - Emerald Pool 02:44
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  20. 20 Dawn's Early Light Joseph FireCrow Night Walk 03:45
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  21. 21 Donna Kay - The Moon Is Falling 03:52
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  22. 22 Donny Parenteau - Deep In The Heart Of Saskacthewan 03:58
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  23. 23 Douglas Blue Feather - The Last Warrior 05:19
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  24. 24 Emiliano Campobello & Kevin Donoho - Rockapelli - Apotheosis 04:01
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  25. 25 Fallen Angel - In The Old Day's 03:05
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  26. 26 Family Pride - B's Polka 03:19
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  27. 27 Fawn & Dallas - Whatever Happened 03:44
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  28. 28 Flying Down THunder - North Wind - Get Up And Dance 03:33
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  29. 29 Fred Kaydahzinne - Mescalero Apache Creation 25:14
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  30. 30 Gareth - Spirit Horse 04:08
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  31. 31 George Leach - Carry Me 03:44
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  32. 32 Glen Bonham - Grand Pa 04:28
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  33. 33 Golana & Peter Kater - Love And Kindness 04:38
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  34. 34 Good Shield Aguilar -Origin 03:29
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  35. 35 Graywolf Blues Band - The Song Of The Wolf 04:21
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  36. 36 Gunrunners - Number One Crush 03:32
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  37. 37 Indian City - Colors 03:16
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  38. 38 Indigenous - Everything You Need 05:42
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  39. 39 Indigie Femme - Ga Lwi E 03:50
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  40. 40 Injunuity - Fight For Survival 03:53
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  41. 41 Iron Horse - Terry Lee Whetstone 2011 04:20
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  42. 42 Iskwew Singers - Welcome Song 02:45
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  43. 43 Jamie Coon - Save Yourself 04:54
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  44. 44 Jan Looking Wolf - Round Dance 03:17
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  45. 45 Jessica Martinez Maxey - Alegria 02:51
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  46. 46 Jimmy Wolf - Somebody's Got To Pay 05:11
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  47. 47 Joanne Shenandoah - Ancient Traveller 06:18
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  48. 48 Joe Tohonnie Jr - Apache Peyote Song 05:46
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  49. 49 Joe Tohonnie Jr - The Joyful Dance 06:15
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  50. 50 Joey Stylez - Jaded Angel 03:10
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  51. 51 John McLeod - A Blast From The Past 03:56
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  52. 52 Joni & Alexandra Buffalohead -I Think He's Cheating 03:05
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  53. 53 Kelly Montijo Fink - Don't let Me Forget 02:50
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  54. 54 Kurt Wyaco i Conscious - Champion 03:53
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  55. 55 Lakota John & Kin - San Francisco Bay 03:59
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  56. 56 Leah Shenandoah - Weight of the World 05:14
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  57. 57 Lex Nichols - Coyote & Jack Rabbit 06:45
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  58. 58 Lightning Creek - Tooter Cut 02:24
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  59. 59 Lil Mike & Funny Bone Back In Ya Hood 04:27
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  60. 60 Makardi - Warriors Arise 03:48
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  61. 61 Mazinikijik Singers - Highway 105 03:22
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  62. 62 Mwalim - Awakened By The Noon Day Sun 06:36
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  63. 63 Nataanii Means - The Unheard 04:36
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  64. 64 Native Eyez - Culture Shock 05:32
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  65. 65 Nitanis Kit Kargo - Serenity 01:43
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  66. 66 Northern Cree - Burn Dance 02:04
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  67. 67 Ohwihsha - Listening To The Elders 03:52
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  68. 68 Peter Phippen - Lascaux 03:57
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  69. 69 Pisinemo'o & Company - Ko'okol Hidod 04:01
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  70. 70 Primeaux & Mike - As It Was In The Begining 01:54
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  71. 71 Putumayo Presents - Jessica Martinez All My Blessings 02:21
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  72. 72 Quesuimc & Cemoalli - The Bird Song 04:46
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  73. 73 R Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman - First Morning 03:16
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  74. 74 Randy Granger - Strong Medicine 05:17
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  75. 75 Raphael - Touch 04:07
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  76. 76 Richard Stepp & Rick McKee - Heart Of The Buffalo 04:38
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  77. 77 Rita Coolidge - Baby It's Cold Outside 04:01
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  78. 78 Robert Mullinax - Memories Of The Past 04:01
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  79. 79 Rona Yellow Robe - Summer Solstice 04:08
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  80. 80 Rushingwind & Mucklow - Ironwood 05:59
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  81. 81 Rushingwind & Mucklow - Return To Your Glory 04:36
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  82. 82 Ryan Little Eagle - Mama's Love 03:49
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  83. 83 Samantha Crain - Songs In The Night 02:40
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  84. 84 Sayota - Decide 04:41
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  85. 85 Seymore Snow - Forever Has Come To An End 02:57
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  86. 86 Shadowyze - Witchi Tai To 03:54
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  87. 87 Shadowyze and Shyanne - Runnin’ on Empty 05:12
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  88. 88 Sihasin - Hope 05:15
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  89. 89 Silver Wolf Kamama - Peaceful 05:08
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  90. 90 Soulful Echoes - Listen To The Ancestors 05:30
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  91. 91 Spencer Battiest - Love Of My Life 03:20
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  92. 92 Spirit Of Thunderheart - Mohawk Welcome Song 02:04
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  93. 93 Storm Seymour - A Sinners Prayer 03:14
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  94. 94 Sun Shadow - Journey To The Sun 04:35
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  95. 95 Sweethearts Of Navajo Land- Old Girlfriend Showed Up 02:08
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  96. 96 Tha Tribe - Foot Slide 02:04
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  97. 97 Tha Native - Rainy Days 03:56
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  98. 98 The Council - Take Flight 03:59
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  99. 99 The Fabulous Ripcords - Senorita 03:35
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  100. 100 The Ollivanders - Amazed & Amused 04:49
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  101. 101 The Plentywolf Singers - Medicine Wolf 03:56
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  102. 102 Todi Neesh Zhee Singers - Cruzn 02:30
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  103. 103 Tony Duncan - Hummingbird Visits Me 03:00
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  104. 104 Tracy Bone - Woman Of Red 03:53
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  105. 105 Tyra Preston - Why Not Me 03:04
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  106. 106 Valenzuela & Company - Carmelita 03:12
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  107. 107 Victoria Blackie - 02:47
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  108. 108 Wade Fernandez - That's What She Said 04:49
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  109. 109 Wayne Garner - Burnout The Night 04:24
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  110. 110 Wayne Silas Jr Stacked 05:25
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  111. 111 Whispers of our Prayers - Windfeather Navarez 03:21
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  112. 112 Wil & Jesse Lee - Crazy Horse 05:10
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  113. 113 Yolanda Martinez - Sublime Gracia 09:34
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  114. 114 Yolanda Martinez - That Smile 04:55
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  115. 115 Young Spirit - Words Of Encouragement 04:19
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  116. 116 Terry Frazier - Soul Survivor 06:05
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15TH ANNUAL NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS


Artist of the Year
Jan Looking Wolf Reibach (Conf. Tribes of Grande Ronde Kalapuya) - Tamanawas
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) Nature Dance
Mato Nanji (Lakota/Dakota) Vanishing Americans
R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo/Ute) Awakening The Fire
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota/Apache) The Long Journey Home
Wade Fernandez (Menominee) Breathe & Flow



Best Blues Recording
A Tribute To Little Johnny Taylor Jimmy Wolf (Mohawk)
Back To Clearlake Oaks Twice As Good (Pomo)
Blues Joose Vol 2 - Joel Johnson (Tuscarora)
Lakota John and Kin - Lakota John and Kin (Lumbee/Oglala)
Red Kroz Bluez Band - Red Kroz Bluez Band (Munsee)
Vanishing Americans Indigenous (Dakota)



Best Compilation Recording
CTR Country Mix Various Artists
Dawn's Early Light - Various Artists
Don’t Let Me Forget Kelly Montijo Fink
Earth Bound Angel Various Artists
Putumayo Presents Native America Various Artists
The Hopson Live Session - Various Artists

 


Best Country Recording
3 of a Kind - John McLeod (Cree)
Bring It On Donny Parenteau (Metis)
Senorita Dreams Wayne Garner (Cherokee/Apache)
Tribute - Victoria Blackie (Navajo)
Tyra Preston Tyra Preston (Navajo)
Woman Of Red Tracy Bone (Ojibway)


Debut Artist of the Year
David Rose Wind Dance Under The Moon
Gabrielle Knife (Lakota Sioux) Ohiya Ku WInyan
Gareth (Mi'kmaq/Cree) The Journey
Leah Shenandoah (Oneida) - Spektra
Nitanis "Kit" Largo (Ojibwe)- Serenity
Robert Mullinax (Cherokee) Dream of a Sacred Song


Debut Group of the Year
A Tribe Called Red (Cayuga/Ojibway) A Tribe Called Red
Fabulous Ripcords (Oneida) - Voo Doo Girl
Iskwew Singers (Metis/Cree/Saulteaux) - Kamawinan: Songs of Our People
Lightning Creek (Nez Perce) Long Time Coming
Sihasin (Navajo) - Never Surrender
Women of Heart (Various) - Winds of Change



Best Female Artist
Donna Kay - (Metis) - Uncover Me
Jamie Coon (Creek/Seminole) Day After Day
Rhonda Head (Cree) - Nikumoon
Rita Coolidge (Cherokee) A Rita Coolidge Christmas
Tracy Bone (Ojibway) - Woman Of Red
Victoria Blackie (Navajo) - Tribute




Best Folk Recording
Adageyudi Clear Water Drum (Cherokee/Yaqui/Metis)
Songs to Keep the Earth Alive - Good Shield Aguilar (Lakota)
Heart of the Buffalo Richard Stepp and Rick McKee (Keetoowah)
Home Grown - Storm Seymour & Stefanie Snow (Meskwaki)
Keeper of the Dreams - Red Feather Woman (Assiniboine/Sioux)
Kid Face - Samantha Crain (Choctaw)




Flutist of the Year
Cal Silverfox Lopez (Apache) To Touch The Sky
Douglas Blue Feather Dawn of a New Light
Jan Looking Wolf Reibach (Conf. Tribes of Grande Ronde Kalapuya) - Tamanawas
Jonathon Maracle Ohwihsha (Mohawk) The Clearing
Rona Yellowrobe (Chippewa Cree) - The Gathering
Tony Duncan (Apache/Ankara/Hidatsu/Mandan) Native Son




Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording
Don’t Let Me Forget Kelly Montijo Fink
Grace & Grit: Chapter I Dark Water Rising (Lumbee)
Love & Kindness - Golana (Cherokee) & Peter Kater
Nikumoon - Rhonda Head (Cree)
Season of Joy Yolanda Martinez (Apache)
Speak To The Sky Storm Seymour (Meskwaki)




Group of the Year
Dark Water Rising (Lumbee) - Grace & Grit: Chapter I
Indigie Femme (Navajo) Te Hau Waiati
Injunuity (Various) Fight For Survival
Plenty Wolf Singers(Oglala Lakota) Medicine Wolf
Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla) Bridge
Sweethearts of Navajoland (Navajo) From The Heart of Dine Nation



Best Historical/Linguistic Recording
Chillin’ Rez-Style - Will and Jesse Lee (Lakota)
Heart of the Buffalo Richard Stepp & Rick McKee (Keetoowah)
Intikana (Arawak/Taino) - Native Eyez 
Mescalero Apache Creation Fred Kaydahzinne (Apache)
2 Worlds - Nataanii Means (Oglala Lakota, Omaha, Dine')
Te Hau Waiati - Indigie Femme (Navajo)



Best Instrumental Recording
Awakened By The Noon Day Sun - Mwalin (Mashpee Wampanoag)
Fight For Survival - Injunuity (Various)
Journey To The Sun - Sun Shadows (Choctaw/Navajo)
Strong Horse - Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla)
The Long Journey Home - Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota/Apache)
The Clearing - Ohwihsha (Mohawk)




Best Male Artist
Jimmy Wolf (Mohawk) - A Tribute To Little Johnny Taylor
Lawrence Harris (Choctaw) Romanze Songs of Tosti
Randy McGinnis (Cherokee) Smoky Mountain Dreams
TerryLee Whetstone (Cherokee) - One People
Tony Duncan (Apache/Ankara/Hidatsu/Mandan) Native Son
Wayne Silas, Jr (Menominee) Infinite Passion




Best Native American Church Recording
A Good Day, A Better Tomorrow - Cheevers Toppah (Kiowa)
Apache Peyote Songs - Joe Tohonnie Jr (Apache/Navajo)
As It Was In The Beginning - Primeaux & Mike (Sioux/Navajo)
Charity - Kevin Yazzie (Navajo)
NAC Songs - Aaron Adson (Pawnee/Comanche)

 


Best New Age Recording
Awakening The Fire - R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman (Navajo/Ute)
Bridge - Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla)
Dawn of a New Light - Douglas Blue Feather (Cherokee)
Kamama - SilverWolf/Adelaunegv Waya (Cherokee)
Love & Kindness - Golana (Cherokee)
Smoky Mountain Dreams - Randy McGinnis (Cherokee)



Best Pop Recording
Colors - Indian City (Ojibway)
Day After Day - Jamie Coon (Creek/Seminole)
Feathers Rosary - Joey Stylez (Cree)
Grace & Grit: Chapter I Dark Water Rising (Lumbee)
Spektra - Leah Shenandoah (Oneida)
Touch - Raphael (Mescalero Apache)


Best Pow Wow Recording
Elder’s Vision: Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live @ Ky1 Yo - Blackfoot Confederacy (Various)
In Harmony Again - Big River Cree
Loyalty to the Drum - Northern Cree (Cree/Various)
Right Now - Bear Creek (Various)
Save Me A Lead - Young Spirit (Various)
Stoic - Tha Tribe (Various)




Best Producer
Donald Blackfox Earth Bound Angel
Eddie Webber Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs
Kevin Chief (Algonquin/Oneida) Honoring The Mazinikijik Singers

Lynn Coulter, John Mc Duffie, Randy Landas, John Thomas - A Rita Coolidge Christmas
Peter Blackwell Mescalero Apache Creation
Robert Doyle Awakening The Fire



Best Rap Hip Hop Recording
Crunk Nativez - Lil Mike & Funny Bone (Chocktaw, Pawnee)
Native Eyez - Intikana (Arawak/Taino)
One Tribe One Nation The Council (Sounthern Ute, Jemez Pueblo, Taos Pueblo)
Quese Imc & Cempoalli 20 (Pawnee/Seminole) -Osahwuh
Rainy Days Tha Native featuring Stuxx (San Manuel)
Warriors Arise - Makardi (Navajo)




Record of the Year
A Rita Coolidge Christmas - Rita Coolidge (Cherokee)
A Tribe Called Red A Tribe Called Red (Cayuga/Ojibway)
Breathe & Flow - Wade Fernandez (Menominee)
Native Son - Tony Duncan (Apache/Ankara/Hidatsu/Mandan)
Romanze Songs of Tosti - Lawrence Harris (Choctaw)
The Gathering Rona Yellowrobe (Chippewa Cree)



Best Rock Recording
Fire and Brimstone: A Tribute To Link Wray - Band of Tribes (Shawnee)
Never Going Home The Gun Runners (Onondaga)
Never Surrender - Sihasin (Navajo)
Surrender - George Leach (Sta’ atl’ imx)
The Journey Gareth Laffely (Mi'kmaq/Cree)
Two Sons - The Ollivanders (Mohawk, Oneida)



Song/Single of the Year
"Diamond" - Bear Fox (Mohawk)
"Love Of My Life" Spencer Battiest (Seminole)
"Runnin’ On Empty" Shyanne & Shadowyze (Creek, Cherokee, Han Gwich in Athabascan)
"Song of the Wolf" Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui)
"Sublime Gracia" - Yolanda Martinez (Apache)
"Witchi Tai-To Water Spirits" Shadowyze, Caren Knight Pepper and Jim Pepper




Songwriter of the Year
Brianna Lea Pruett (Cherokee/Choctaw) - Gypsy Bells
Glen Bonham (Choctaw) - Glen Bonham
Randy Granger (Choltan/Mayan) Strong Medicine
Robert Hollis aka Bobby Bullet (Lac du Flambeau) - Crooked Tear
Samantha Crain (Choctaw) Kid Face
Theresa "Bear" Fox (Mohawk) Diamond


Best Spoken Word Recording
Blessings - Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat (Cree/Salish)
Grandfather Speaks Ken Quiet Hawk (Abenaki)
Lost Angel Cyrus Emerson (Cherokee)
Man From The Sky - Soyota (Apache)
Mescalero Apache Creation Fred Kaydahzinne (Apache)
The Little Rocks Windfeather Navarez Bull (Navajo)


Best Traditional Recording
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs - Joe Tohonnie Jr (Apache)
Blessings - Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat (Cree/Salish)
From The Heart of Dine’ Nation - Sweethearts of Navajoland (Navajo)
Honoring The Mazinikijik Singers - Mazinikijik Singers (Algonquin/Oneida)
Moonlit Nights - Todi Neesh Zhee Singers (Navajo) - First Night
Spirit of Thunderheart - Rising (Mohawk, Blackfoot, Cree, Cherokee)



Best Music Video
Love of My Life Spencer Battiest (Seminole)
Native Eyez - Intikana (Arawak/Taino)
Prayer Loop Song Supaman (Apsaalooke)
Song of Survival Red Eagle
Women Across The River - Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui)
Sisters ft Northern Voice - A Tribe Called Red (Cayuga, Ojibway)



Best Waila Recording
2 Rivers Band 2 Rivers Band (Tohono O’odham)
Back To Basics - Cruz (Tohono O’odham)
Embrace The Kaos Dfaktion Nyne (Tohono O’odham)
In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Father & Uncle - Family Pride (Tohono O’odham)
Pisinemo & Company Pisinemo & Company (Tohono O’odham)
Tohono O’odham Waila Music, Volume 2 - Valenzuela & Company (Tohono O’odham)




Best World Music Recording
Dance of the Soul - Jessica Martinez Maxey
Kurt Wyaco Kurt Wyaco I Conscious (Zuni Pueblo)
Nagwetch - Wabanag (Metis)
Nature Dance - Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
North Wind - Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen (Algonquin)
To Touch The Sky - Cal Silverfox Lopez (Apache)



Native Heart
Big City Indians - May You Walk
Cornell Kinderknecht and Martin McCall -
Dreamtime Lex Nichols The Long Road
Peter Phippen Sacred Spaces

Emiliano Campobello & Kevin Donoho - Rockapelli
Terry Frazier
- By The Still Waters