Vote Now! 15th Annual Native American Music Awards

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 21st, 2014 Last Updated on: October 21st, 2014

The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards will be held Friday, November 14, 2014 and you can help decide who wins! Voting is now open and the general public is invited to vote. Help your favorite artist win!

Wayne Silas Jr. is a nominee for Best Male artist and PowWows.com caught up with him at Hunting Moon Pow Wow in Milwaukee over the weekend:

Tons of great Native music is nominated, there's no way we could list it all! But below are some highlights from the list of nominees.

Nominees for Best Pow Wow Recording are:

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)
Elder’s Vision: Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live @ Ky1 Yo – Blackfoot Confederacy (Various)

Nominees for Song/Single of the Year are:

“Diamond” – Bear Fox (Mohawk)

“Love Of My Life” – Spencer Battiest (Seminole)

“Song of the Wolf” – Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui)

“Sublime Gracia” – Yolanda Martinez (Apache)
“Runnin’ On Empty” –Shyanne & Shadowyze (Creek, Cherokee, Han Gwich in Athabascan)
“Witchi Tai-To – Water Spirits” – Shadowyze, Caren Knight Pepper and Jim Pepper

Some really great music videos are also nominated, including one of my personal favorites, A Tribe Called Red. But man, the video for Native Eyez is also pretty powerful stuff. And how can you forget about Supaman's Prayer Loop Song. Ugh, so hard to choose one!

Nominess for Best Music Video are:

Sisters ft Northern Voice – A Tribe Called Red (Cayuga, Ojibway)

Native Eyez – Intikana (Arawak/Taino)

Love of My Life – Spencer Battiest (Seminole)

Prayer Loop Song – Supaman (Apsaalooke)

Song of Survival – Red Eagle

Women Across The River – Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui)

For the full list of nominees, audio clips and voting instructions, please visit http://www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/vote-now

Native American Music Awards

You can catch a live stream of the awards on www.fnx.org with a television broadcast to follow on FNX-TV and local PBS Stations on Thanksgiving Day. Check your local listings for times.

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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 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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