Sunday, November 27, 2005


We can't pretend to know much about many of the award winners here, but it only seems fair to mention the prizes as if this lot came from the southern side of the border, they'd have their work recognised on the Grammy lists somewhere:

Best Female Artist - Tagaq CD: Sinaa Nunavut

Best Female Traditional/Cultural Roots Album - Asani CD: Rattle & Drum Alberta

Best Male Artist - Diga CD: Earth Is Crying Northwest Territories

Best Songwriter - Carl Quinn (Alberta) song(s): “Ni Ototem” & “Otapihkes” (from “Ni Ototem”) writer(s): Carl Quinn

Best Rock Album - Forever CD: Something to Dream Of Nova Scotia

Best Song Single - Kimberly Dawn song: Spirit of Our People Manitoba

Best Producer/ Engineer - Tagaq -(Nunavut) CD: Sinaa Producer: Juan Hernandez

Engineer: Jose "Triki" Trincado - Best Group or Duo - Burnt CD: Hometown Manitoba

Best Instrumental Album - Jason Burnstick & the Rhythm CD: Burn British Columbia

Best Folk Album - Little Hawk CD: 1492–1975 Manitoba

Best Album Design - Oscar Poza & Montse CD: Sinaa Nunavut

Best Inuit Cultural Album - Beatrice Deer CD: Just Bea Quebec

Best Fiddle Album - Ryan D’aoust CD: Southside of the Strings Manitoba

Best Blues Album - The Wolfpack CD: Family Thang Ontario

Best Pow Wow Album: Contemporary - Blackstone CD: Back in the Day Saskatchewan

Best Music Video - Forever song: Something to Dream Of Nova Scotia

Best Rap or Hip Hop Album - Eekwol CD: Apprentice to the Mistery Saskatchewan

Best Country Album - Hank Horton CD: Honky Tonk Heartache Blues Manitoba

Best Pow Wow Album: Traditional- Painted Horse CD: Blackfoot Songs Saskatchewan

Best Hand Drum Album - Northern Cree Singers CD: Sweethearts Shuffle Alberta

Best International Album - Joanne Shenandoah CD: Skywoman New York

Best Album of the Year - Little Hawk CD: 1492–1975 Manitoba

Best Aboriginal Television Program or Special: Lisa Meeches & Kyle Irving “First Nation Invasion” Manitoba

The Keeper of Traditions: Allan Beaver

Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music: Willie Dunn

Music Industry Award: Brian Wright-McLeod

Galaxie Rising Stars Award: Ryan D'Aoust