Nake Nula Waun

Based In: Rosebud Sioux Tribe, SD USA

Nake Nula Waun (Nah-Kay ,Noo-Lah, Wah- OOn) is a Rap/Hip-Hop Group from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Central South Dakota. The name Nake Nula Waun (NNW) is a traditional Lakota phrase which means “I am always ready, at all times, for anything.” This phrase was used to describe warriors before they went into battle. Nake Nula Waun has been together for three years with each members having years of prior experience in recording. Nake Nula Waun consists of Thomas Schmidt, Frank Waln, Andre Easter and Kodi DeNoyer.  Frank Waln was the youngest producer to win Best Producer at the Native American Music Awards. Nake Nula Waun was also voted as Artist of the Month on Rockwired Radio becoming the first ever Hip-Hop act to accomplish this. Their debut album Scars and Bars and their sophomore album The Definition can be found on iTunes, amazon.com, napster, zune, and rhapsody.

Rockwired Radio Music Award Winners 2012

In this digital age, it makes sense that the latest music awards on the scene were announced in a podcast and spread across the Twitterverse. Rockwired.com – the online radio station out of Albequerque, New Mexico – broadcast the winners of their 2012 Radio Music Award Winners earlier this week, and a few our our favourite Indigenous artists were among the winners. …read more »

Gabriel Ayala Wins Artist of the Year at the 2011 Native American Music Awards

Yaqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala was honoured at the 2011 Native American Music Awards as Artist of the Year. Ceremonies were held at the Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on October 7th, 2011.
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Nominees for the Indian Summer Music Awards 2011

The year marks the 25th Indian Summer Festival which includes a powwow, tribal farmers market, arts and crafts market, golf, and the Indian Summer Music Awards. The 2011 ISMA nominees have been announced and include many RPM favourites. …read more »