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
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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