Native American Music Awards 2010 Winners Announced

The winners of the 12th Annual Native American Music Awards were announced on Friday, November 12, 2010. The event took place at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino, in Niagara Falls, New York.

The Native American Music Awards, also known as Nammys, celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the American Indian nations.

Artist of the Year
Joseph FireCrow – Face The Music

Record of the Year
Breakin’ Free by Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band

Best Traditional Recording
Rebuilding The Fire by Bo Taylor

Best Pow Wow Recording
Boys Will Be Boyz by The Boyz

Best Waila Recording
Get’n Down by Native Thunder

Best World Music Recording
Remembrance by Gabriel Ayala

Debut Artist of the Year
Victoria Blackie – Wanted Man

Debut Duo or Group of the Year
Dark Water Rising – Dark Water Rising

Best Female Artist
Tinesha Begaye – Horses Are Our Journey

Best Folk Recording
Michael Bucher – Believe

Flutist of the Year
Joseph FireCrow – Face the Music

Group of the Year
Bluedog – Get Up & Get Out

Best Instrumental Recording
Hitchin’ A Ride by Nokie Edwards

Best Male Artist
Jay Begaye – Horses Are Our Journey

Best Native American Church Recording
Dakota Lakota Traditional Church Songs – Sacred Harmonies

Best New Age Recording
Sheila Applegate & Joanne Shenandoah – Enchanted Garden

Best Blues Recording
If That’s All Right With You by Twice As Good

Best Compilation Recording
Walking With the Spirits by Randy McGinnis

Best Pop Recording
We Are by Digging Roots

Best Producer
Frank Waln for Always Ready

Best Rock Recording
Segweh by Segweh

Song/Single Of The Year
“Grandfather” by Windwalker/Wind Spirit Drum

Songwriter Of The Year
Brad Clonch & Jeff Carpenter – Fight For Survival

Best Spoken Word Recording
Stories From The Social Fire by The Story Tellers

Best Music Video
Sacred Warrior by Tom Bee

Native Heart
Tribal Vision by Big City Indians

Best Country Recording
It’s About Time by Shane Yellowbird

Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording
Sacred Fire by Sayani

Best Rap / Hip Hop Recording
Tribal Tribulations by Chase Monchamp/Chase Manhattan

Sacred Warrior Video by Tom Bee

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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