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APCMA 2012 Award Winners: Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

The 2012 APCMAs—the 7th annual Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awardstook place November 1st and 2nd in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two nights of celebrating Indigenous music, one long list of winners! Here is a complete list of the 2012 APCMA award winners.

The Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards were handed out over the course of two nights this week in Winnipeg, and pop-country singer Shy-Anne Hovorka took home the most trophies, winning in all six categories in which she was nominated, including the prestigious Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year award:

Northwestern Ontario’s Shy-Anne Hovorka was the winner of six awards including Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year. Shy-Anne was nominated for six awards, and won all six. Three of the awards that Shy-Anne won were on Thursday night and three on Friday night.

Source: NNL

Hometown success, Winnipeg’s own Don Amero also won big, taking home Male Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year as his first APCMA award, while Six Nations rocker Derek Miller took home the award for Best Blues CD for his work with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble.

Check out the complete list of 2012 winners below.

Complete List of 2012 APCMA Award Winners

Best blues CD
Derek MillerDerek Miller with Double Trouble

Best country CD
Shy-Anne Hovorka, Interwoven Roots

Best hand drum CD
Fawn Wood, Iskwewak

Best new artist
Bruthers of Different Muthers

Best pow wow CD – traditional
Young Bear, Keeping It Old Style 

Best rap/hip hop CD
Lightningcloud, LightningCloud

Single of the year
Shy-Anne Hovorka, The Glue

Aboriginal songwriter of the year
Tracy Bone, Woman of Red

Aboriginal female entertainer of the year
Shy-Anne Hovorka

Aboriginal male entertainer of the year
Don Amero

Best album cover design
Shy-Anne, Interwoven Roots

Best fiddle CD
Wesley Hardisty, 12:12 

Best flute CD
Dallas Arcand, Sacred Sweetgrass

Best folk/acoustic CD
Janet Panic, Samples

Best gospel CD
Yvonne St. Germaine, Tennessee Sky 

Best group or duo
Northern Cree

Best instrumental CD
Gabriel Ayala, Shades of Blue

Best music video
Shy-Anne Hovorka, Too Young, Too Late

Best pop CD
Indian City, Supernation

Best powwow CD — contemporary
Northern Cree, Drum Boy — Mistikwaskink Napesis

Best producer/engineer
Shy-Anne Hovorka

Best rock CD
Sinuupa, Culture Shock