17th Annual Native American Music Awards

October 16, 2017
The Native American Music Awards were formed in 1998 to promote appreciation and awareness of Indigenous musicians and create new music initiatives for the Native community. Two decades and many cities later, the awards submissions have increased from 56 to now more than 200 recordings. The show gathers larger and larger audiences each year both nationally and internationally. From traditional to contemporary, Pow Wow to hip-hop, the NAMMY’s offers more than a dozen performances and 30 awards presentations including lifetime achievement and hall of fame. This week, we feature tracks by some of the winners from the 17th annual Native American Music Awards.


Artist (Song) Album

  1. DJ Shub (Indomitable ft. Northern Cree Singers) PowWowStep
  2. Josh Halverson (Thunderbird Sky) Year of the Thunderbird
  3. Nahko and Medicine For The People (Love Letters to God) Hoka
  4. Kelly Derrickson (I Am (MotherNature)) I Am
  5. Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band (Ascension) Ascension
  6. Randy McGinnis (Rain) The Journey
  7. Lucas Ciliberti (Rainmaker) Rainmaker
  8. Artson feat. Quese Imc & Supaman (Never Give UpE.A.R.T.H. – EP
  9. Cherokee National Youth Choir (Celebration)
  10. Levi Platero (Take Me Back) Take Me Back
  11. Mickie James (Shooting Blanks)
  12. Black Bear Brothers (Grandpas Love Song) Songs from Cheyenne Creek
  13. Cody Black Birdband (Skyline Jazz) All In
  14. Danielle Egnew (You’ve Got to Go Back the Way That You Came) You’ve Got to Go Back the Way That You Came
  15. Vince Redhouse (My Beautiful Lass) Songs of the Earth: Meditations of Love and Nature