Congratulations to these Indigenous Artists! JUNO Award Nominees!

Congratulations to these Indigenous Artists! JUNO Award Nominees!

It's awards season time again and the JUNO Awards are coming up soon! In case you're unfamiliar, the JUNO Awards are presented by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), and serve as Canada’s premier awards show and the Canadian music industry’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in recorded music.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) also participates in the awards show by sponsoring the Indigenous Music Album of the Year Award.

Congratulations to this year’s nominees for Indigenous Music Album of the Year!

William Prince – Earthly Days

Crystal Shawanda – Fish Out of Water

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie – Round Dance & Beats

Quantum Tangle – Tiny Hands

Silla + Rise – Debut

But that's not all! There are several other categories in which Indigenous artists are represented.

William Prince is nominated for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.

A Tribe Called Red is up for three awards! Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, Video of Year and Electronic Album of the Year. I know this video blew up the spot when it was released this past summer!

Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Tanya Tagaq, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra are nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloists(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

And Buffy Sainte-Marie will be taking home the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.


The Indigenous Music Album of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 JUNO Awards, along with a live performance from A Tribe Called Red on Sunday, April 2, broadcasted live from Ottawa, Ontario at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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