Who Might Win at This Year’s JUNO Awards?


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 20th, 2018 Blog



Yesterday the nominees for the 2018 JUNO Awards were announced and there were some great selections listed. Here's a highlight of some of the Indigenous musicians that were nominated!

INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR ​(SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
Medicine Songs ​Buffy Sainte-Marie – True North*IDLA
PowWowStep ​DJ Shub – Independent
Here & Now​ Indian City – Independent
The Fight Within​ Iskwé – Independent
Sedna ​Kelly Fraser – Independent

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Medicine Songs ​Buffy Sainte-Marie – True North*IDLA
Inuusiq ​The Jerry Cans – Independent*Fontana North

GROUP OF THE YEAR ​(PRESENTED BY APPLE MUSIC)
A Tribe Called Red ​- Pirates Blend*Sony

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR ​(SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)
The Jerry Cans -​ Independent*Fontana North

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR ​(SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
Retribution ​Tanya Tagaq – Six Shooter*Universal

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25.

Good luck to all the nominees. I can't wait to see who wins!

Featured image – 2017 JUNO Awards.  Tanya Tagaq with A Tribe Called Ride.  The Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, On. April 2, 2017. (Photo: CARASiPhoto).

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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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