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2011 NAMMY Award Winners: Native American Music Award Winners Announced

The 2011 Native American Music Awards were held October 7, 2011 in Niagara Falls, New York. The event brought together the biggest names in Indigenous music to celebrate the fantastic diversity of music being made in Indian Country.

Here is a complete list of the 2011 NAMMY award winners:

2011 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gabriel Ayala – “Passion Fire & Grace”

BEST BLUES RECORDING
“Indian Rock ‘n Roll” – Marc Brown & The Blues Crew

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
The Color of Hope – Various Artists

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
“Native Heart” – C.C. Murdock

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bear Fox – “Rich Girl”

DEBUT GROUP OF THE YEAR
October Soul – “Don’t Turn Back”

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Becky Thomas – “Sacred Ground”

BEST FOLK RECORDING
“The Long Way Home” – Don Amero

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR
Cody Blackbird – “The Journey”

BEST GOSPEL INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
“My Jesus I Love Thee” – Yvonne St. Germaine

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Pipestone – “As The Rez Turns”

BEST HISTORICAL RECORDING
“Native Anthropology Challenge, Choice and Promise in the 21st Century” – Jack Gladstone

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
“Songs For Turtle Island”- Vince Fontaine

BEST LATIN AMERICAN RECORDING
“Indians Colour” – Luis Capcha Vilchez

BEST MALE ARTIST
Gary Small Wyoming (For Dummies)

BEST NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH RECORDING
“Love Songs of the Native American Church”- Kevin Yazzie

BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
“Hymns” – Golana

BEST POP RECORDING
“Hear Our Prayer” – Dylan Jenet Collins

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
“Black Thunder” – Black Thunder Singers

BEST PRODUCER
Stephen Butler – “Handprints of Our People”

BEST RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING
“Scars and Bars” – Nake Nula Waun

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Full Circle” – Shelley Morningsong

BEST ROCK RECORDING
“Tribal Thunder” – The Blessed Blend

SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Out of Many We Are One” – Joseph FireCrow, Thomasina Levy & Others

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Josh Halverson – “These Times”

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING
“My Life Is My Sun Dance” – Harvey Arden and Leonard Peltier

BEST TRADITONAL RECORDING
“The Gift of Life” – Randy Wood

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Live As One” – Jan Michael Looking Wolf / Various Artists

BEST LONG FORM VIDEO
“Journey To Soul Blessings” – Tony Redhouse

BEST WAILA RECORDING
“Timeless” – Native Thunder

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
“Kayas” – Rhonda Head

NATIVE HEART
Bernhard Wolfsheart Weilguni – “Call of the Canyons”

HALL OF FAME
Keith Secola

HALL OF FAME
Nokie Edwards

Jim Thorpe Sports Award:
Ted Nolan

Check out RPM’s additional coverage of this year’s events: Gabriel Ayala Wins Artist of the Year at the 2011 Native American Music Awards.

For more on this year’s events and awards visit the NAMMYS website: 2011 Native American Awards and we offer our congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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