APCMA Nominees 2012

At a press conference in Winnipeg this morning, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nominees were announced. Read the full list of nominees here.

Following a first round of industry votes, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) announced the official nominees and opened the polls to public voting this morning. To vote for your favourite artists, go to aboriginalpeopleschoice.com. Voting closes September 3rd, and the awards take place November 1st and 2nd in Winnipeg.

Congratulations to all the nominees from RPM! They are:

Best Album Cover Design
Chippewa Travellers – Love/Zaagidwin
Dallas ArcandCedar Flute Electronica: Modern Day Warrior
Indian CitySupernation
Janet RogersGot Your Back
Lena RecolletI Am Woman, Kwe
Shy-Anne – Interwoven Roots

Best Blues CD
Derek Miller
Derek Miller With Double Trouble
Gary Farmer And The TroublemakersUnder The Watertower
Joel Johnson – Blues Joose Vol. 1
Murray PorterSongs Lived & Life Played
Priscilla’s Revenge – 3rd Gear

Best Country CD
Jerry SeredaTurn The Country On
Ron Loutit Where I Come From
Shy-Anne – Interwoven Roots
Terri Clark – Roots And Wings
Tracy Bone – Woman Of Red

Best Fiddle CD
Blain Constant – Listening From Above
Dallas Boyer – Music
Metis Fiddler Quartet – North West Voyage Nord Ouest
Midnite Mist – A Tribute To Bill Bryant
Wesley Hardisty – 12:12

Best Flute CD
Dallas ArcandSacred Sweetgrass
Herman Edward – It’s About Time
Tony Duncan – Earth Warrior

Best Folk / Acoustic CD
Dark Water Rising – Dark Water Rising
Dylan Rysstad – Ghost House
Janet Panic  – Samples
Phyllis SinclairDreams Of The Washerwomen

Best Gospel CD
Becky Thomas – Sacred Ground
Cheryl Bear – A’ba
Dean Powder – Living Proof
Yvonne St. Germaine  – Tennessee Sky

Best Group Or Duo
Cree Confederation
C-Weed Band
Indian City
Northern Cree
Priscilla’s Revenge

Best Hand Drum Cd
Big River Cree – The Old Way
Eastern Eagle – Softer Side
Fawn Wood – Iskwewak
Indigie Femme Grandmother Earth, Grandfather Sky
Nakoa Heavyrunner & Rocky Morin  – Medicine Line

Best Instrumental Cd
Curt Young – Northern Equinox
Dallas Arcand – Cedar Flute Electronica: Modern Day Warrior
Gabriel AyalaShades Of Blue
Jeari Czapla – Dear Leonardo
Rev Hank – Longhorn

Best International Indigenous Artist
Adam James
Kiran Ahluwahlia
Nrg Rising

Best Music Video
Beatrice LoveDirty Game
Donny ParenteauFiddleback
Cris Derksen Pow Wow Wow
Shy-Anne – Too Young, Too Late
Winnipeg’s Most – Winnipeg Boy

Best New Artist
Bruthers Of Different Muthers
Indian City
Jb The First Lady
Kristi Lane Sinclair
Lena Recollet

Best Pop Cd
Don Amero The Long Way Home
Holly Mcnarland  – Run Body Run
Indian CitySupernation
Lena Recollet I Am Woman, Kwe
Will BelcourtEpoch

Best Pow Wow Cd – Contemporary
Black BearSpring Medicine
Cree Confederation – Horse Dance – Mistatim Simoowin
Northern Cree – Drum Boy – Mistikwaskink Napesis
River Cree – River Cree
Young Spirit – Live In Hinckley 2011

Best Pow Wow Cd – Traditional
Chippewa Travellers – Love/Zaagidwin
High Noon – Live In Brandon
Mandaree Singers  – Mandaree Revisited
Wild Band Of Comanches  – Wild Band Of Comanches
Young Bear – Keeping It Old Style

Best Producer/Engineer
Donny Parenteau
Indian City
Leanne Goose
Vince Fontaine

Best Rap / Hip Hop Cd
Blu – No Way No How
Lightning Cloud – Lightning Cloud
Rellik – Mighty Mouth
Tha Link – Tha Link
VibezOn My Way

Best Rock Cd
Charles “Chucky” Keelan – Chucky ?
Federal Lights – Carbon
Quinton Moody – Worldwide Services
Sinuupa – Culture Shock
Tonemah – Mulligan

Single Of The Year
Don Amero – Turn These Grey Skies Blue
Indian City – Supernation
Iskwe Wandering
Murray Porter – Rez Bluez
Shy-Anne – The Glue

Aboriginal Songwriter Of The Year
Bruthers Of Different Muthers – Speakers Of Tomorrow
Donny Parenteau – Play On
Holly Mcnarland – Alone’s Just Fine
Indian City – Supernation
Murray Porter – Is Sorry Enough?
Tracy Bone – Woman Of Red

Aboriginal Female Entertainer Of The Year
Phyllis Sinclair
Terri Clark
Tracy Bone

Aboriginal Male Entertainer Of The Year
Dallas Boyer
Don Amero
Jerry Sereda
Murray Porter

Vote now at aboriginalpeopleschoice.com!

1 Comment

  1. Jason S. Bird

    Hello PpL. I sing with Big River Cree. We as a group have always enjoyed singing for our Ppll. Not only for rounddances, but for conferences, funerals, powwows, culture camps, and many other community gatherings. We love the fact that many enjoy our music and it comforts a lot of Ppll. I for one am extremely glad I chose to follow in my grandparents teachings. I know we will enjoy singing for everyone for many more yrs to come. And don’t forget to vote for us on-line Friends. Thank you.