Manataka® American Indian Council

 

Proudly Presents

 

MUSIC

 

 

 

11th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

SENECA NIAGARA HOTEL & CASINO, NIAGARA FALLS, NY
October 3, 2009 
 

HOSTED BY:

Gil Birmingham

ARTIST OF

THE YEAR

Jan Michael

Looking Wolf

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING

Bitter Tears Sacred Ground - Joanne Shenandoah & Michael Bucher

BEST INSTRUMENTAL

Tango!
Gabriel Ayala

DEBUT ARTIST

OF THE YEAR

Skylar Wolf
Devil’s Son

BEST BLUES RECORDING

Dancing In The Rain
Graywolf Blues Band

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING

Life Is Calling

My Name
Shane Yellowbird

BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
Deep Within
Tony Redhouse

BEST FOLK RECORDING

Four Wolves Prophecy
Atsiaktonkie

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR

Ta Te’ Topa Win

JJ Kent

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING

Amazing Grace
Lenape Spirits
Wind Spirit Drum

BEST POP RECORDING
Na Unu Nahai (Shape Shifter)
Apryl Allen

BEST HISTORICAL

Native Pride
Thunder Hawk Singers

BEST INSTRUMENTAL

Tango!
Gabriel Ayala
 

BEST MALE ARTIST

Songs From The Black Hills

Bryan Akipa

 

BEST NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH RECORDING

Peyote Ways
Primeaux & Mike

SONG / SINGLE OF THE YEAR
A Change Is

Gonna Come
Jana Mashonee

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Earth Gift
Kevin Locke

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
It Is A New Day
Oshkii Giizhik Singers

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
Midnite Express

Band of Brothers

 

BEST RAP / HIP HOP RECORDING
All Day All Night
Rezhogs

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Stevie Salas

BEST ROCK RECORDING
Sirensong
Eagle & Hawk

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Winding Through The Milky Way

Joy Harjo

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Confiscation: A Musical Novella

Samantha Crain

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING
The Great Story From The Sacred Book
Terry & Darlene Wildman

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Ceremony
Michael Searching Bear

BEST VIDEO
Movin On
Charly Lowry & Aaron Locklear
LIVING LEGEND
Tommy Allsup

NATIVE HEART
Siyotanka

Michael Brant DeMaria

DEBUT DUO / GROUP OF THE YEAR

Will & Lil Jess
Reservation Nights

 

HALL OF FAME
Ritchie Valens

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lakota Piano II

Brule’

 

BEST PRODUCER
Out Of The Blue

Kelly Parker

 

Thank you to our flawless staff who brought our Awards show to a new level! Special thanks to our Host, actor Gil Birmingham for his many talents and contributions - and what a musician he is!

 

 


 

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