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Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: 2011 CAMAS Nominees

The Canadian Aboriginal Festival has announced the nominees for the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – aka the CAMAS.

It’s award season in Indian Country and the CAMAS are one of the big hitters this time of year. Thousands attend the festival each year, which is gratefully returning to a Toronto location, and the music awards take the stage Friday November 18th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.

Here is a complete list of nominees – congratulations to them all from RPM.

2011 CAMAS Nominees

Best Album of The Year

  • Mike Gouchie – Shattered Glass
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom it May Concern
  • Common Knowledge – Colour Blind

Best Country Album

  • Duster – The Foundation of Who I Am
  • Mike Gouchie – Shattered Glass
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern

Best Female Artist

  • Ali Fontaine – Ali Fontaine
  • Phyllis Sinclair – Dreams of The Washerwomen
  • Terri-Lynn – New Journeys

Best Folk/Acoustic Album

  • Cris Derksen – The Cusp
  • Phyllis Sinclair – Dreams of the Washerwomen
  • Terri-Lynn – New Journeys

Best Group or Duo

  • Duster – The Foundation of Who I Am
  • Common Knowledge – Colour Blind
  • Weaselhead – A Residential School Story

Best Hand Drum Album

  • Ruebin Bugler and Cree Crew Singers – Round Dance Songs
  • Sweetgrass Boy – Love Medicine
  • Randy Wood – The Gift of Life

Best Producer/Engineer

  • Donny Parenteau & Harry Stinson – To Whom it May Concern
  • Wayne Restoule – A Residential School Story

Best Rock Album

  • Will Belcourt – Epoch
  • Common Knowledge – Colour Blind
  • Weaselhead – A Residential School Story

Best Song Single

  • Mike Gouchie – Shattered Glass
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern
  • Weaselhead – A Residential School Story

Best Songwriter

  • Mike Gouchie – Shattered Glass
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern
  • Robert Davidson – New Journeys

Best Instrumental Album

  • Vince Fontaine – Songs For Turtle Island
  • Cris Derksen – The Cusp

Best International Album

  • Gabriel Ayala & Will Clipman – Passion, Fire & Grace
  • Pipestone – Tribute to the Old Timers
  • Estun-Bah – From Where the Sun Rises

Best Male Artist

  • Arvel Bird – From The Heart of a Paiute
  • Mike Gouchie – Shattered Glass
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern

Best Music Video

  • Derek Miller – Double Trouble
  • Jerry Sereda – Campground Cowboy
  • Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern

Best Pow Wow Contemporary Album

  • Brown Eagle Singers – Rockin The Pow-Wow Trailz
  • Black Bear – Out Of Hibernation
  • A Tribe Called Mi’kmaq – We Honour The Water

Best Pow Wow Album Traditional

  • Sage Hills – Sage Hills
  • Hanisha Singers – Life Was Given To Us
  • Smoke Trail – A Long Red Road

Best Traditional Flute

  • Arvel Bird – From The Heart of a Paiute
  • Jason Chamakese – Native American Flute Songs Vol. 2

For more information visit www.canab.com/mainpages/events/musicawards_files/2011/nominees/.

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Is there a contest this year for 2012 for The Canadian Native Music Awards & where do you get the entry forms?

    • Christa Couture

      Hi Jackie, from what we’ve heard, the CAMAs will not be taking place this year.