Native American Music Awards

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Celebrating 15 Years of Native American Music Marketed To Mainstream Audiences (c)2014 . The Native American Music Awards (also known as the NAMAs or "Nammys") are an awards program presented annually by Elbel Productions, Inc., The Native American Music Awards Inc., and The Native American Music Association, a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation incorporated in 1998,[1] which recognizes outstanding musical achievement among Native Americans in the Americas, predominantly in the United States and Canada. The awards were created in 1998 to offer Native American musicians greater recognition from the American music industry and to create opportunities for international exposure and recognition.

Founded by music industry executive, Ellen Bello, The Annual Native American Music Awards is the largest membership-based organization for Native American music initiatives and consists of over 20,000 registered voting members and professionals in the field. They also hold the largest Native American music library in the world with a national archive featuring a collection of over 10,000 audio and video recordings in all formats housed since 1990.[2]

Awards show[edit]

The awards show honors national recordings released in the previous calendar year that encompass traditional and contemporary Native American music instrumentation and/or lyrics. Traditional music through history has been an integral part of Native American life and tribal identity, such as pow wow music, round dance songs, or Native American flute music. Today, contemporary Native American music has grown to encompass many popular genres such as rock, pop, blues, hip hop, and country, as well as uniquely distinctive genres such as Waila (or Chicken scratch) and Native American Church music. There is also a "Native Heart category" {an award given to Non Native Americans} that honors non-native artists in Native American bands or groups or individuals celebrating the spirit of Native America.

Nominees are submitted and selected by a national advisory membership, consisting of individuals directly involved in recording, manufacturing, distributing and promoting Native American music nationally. Winners are selected by a combined vote by the national membership and the general public, who can listen to and vote on nominees' tracks on the Native American Music Awards website.[3]

The awards ceremony features live artist performances and 30 awards categories in various traditional and contemporary music genres, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame inductions. The program often reaches beyond talent from Indian reservations and embraces internationally renowned artists such as; Robbie Robertson, Rita Coolidge, John Densmore, Nelly Furtado, Rickey Medlocke, Felipe Rose, and others.

Other mainstream celebrities who have supported the Native American Music Awards include: Nile Rodgers, Richie Havens, Wayne Newton, Jennifer Warnes, Bruce Cockburn, Crystal Gayle, Kitty Wells, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey, KC of KC and the Sunshine Band, Little Steven Van Zandt, Nokie Edwards, and more. Awards[edit]

The dedicated Native American Music Awards successfully proposed the Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album in 2000. The Native American Music Awards or N.A.M.A. was the first national awards program for Native American music in North America. The Awards was born out of a need for greater recognition for Native American music initiatives and remains the largest professional membership based organization in the world.

From 2001 to 2011, the American Grammy Awards presented an annual award for Best Native American Music Album, and the Canadian Juno Awards present an annual award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year. On April 6, 2011, it was announced that the Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album would be merged into a new category, Best Regional Roots Music Album.


Adrian Brown, Tim Sampson, Jonathon Joss, Charles Button - 08 Best Producer

Akwesasne Women Singers (Mohwak) - 13 Traditional
AIRO - 06 Group
Ali Fontaine -2013  Best Country
Andrew Vasquez (Kiowa/Apache) - 00 Male Artist
Annie Humphrey (Ojibwe)- 01 Female, 01 Folk, 03 Best Video
Apache Spirit (Apache)- 98 Best Folk Country Group
Apryl Allen - 09 Pop Recording
Arigon Starr (Kickapoo) - 01 Song Single, 99 Best Independent Recording
Arvel BIrd - 06 Instrumental, 07 Artist of the Year
Atsiaktonkie -09 Best Folk
Bear Fox (Mohawk) - 11 Debut Artist
Becky Thomas (Cherokee) - 11 Female Artist
Big City Indians featuring Roy E Pete (Navajo) - 13 Group
Big River Cree (Plains Cree) 13 Debut Group
Bill Miller (Mohican)- 99 Folk Artist, 99 Songwriter, 99 Song of the Year, 99 Male Artist, 06 Song/Single of the Year
Billy Whitefox - 04 Flutist
Black Eagle (Taos Pueblo) - 03 Pow Wow, 06 Pow Wow
Blackfoot Confederacy - -8 Best Pow Wow Recording
Black Lodge Singers (Blackfeet)- 98 Best Pow Wow Album, 00 Debut Group, 04 Pow Wow,
Black Thunder Singers - 11 Best Pow Wow Recording
Blackfire (Dine') - 02 Pop Rock, 04 Group, 08 Record of the Year
Bluedog - 10 Group of the Year
Bo Taylor - 10 Best Traditional
Bryan Akipa (Dakota) - 09 Best Male
Brule' (Lakota) - 02 Group, 02 Instrumental, 06 Compilation, 08 Best Long Form Video. 09 Group
Buddy Red Bow (Lakota)- 98 Hall of Fame
Buffy Sainte- Marie (Cree)- 98 Best Pop Artist
Buggin Malone - 06 R&B/Hip Hop
Burning Sky - 03 Group of the Year
CC Murdock - 11 Best Country Recording, 13 Short Form VIdeo
Carroll Medicine Crow - 08 Best New Age Recording
Casper Loma-da-wa (Hopi)- 01 World Music
Cecil Gray & Red Dawn Blues Band - 04 Blues Jazz
Charly Lowry (Lumbee)/Dark Water Rising -09 Best Video, 10 Debut Group
Chase Monchamp/Chase Manhattan - 10 Best Hip Hop
Chief Jim Billie (Seminole)- 99 Living Legend, 99 Debut Artist
Cherokee National Children's Choir - 02 Gospel/Christian, 03 Gospel/Christian, 08 Best Gospel Inspriational Recording
Cheryl Bear - 08 Debut Artist of the Year
Clan/destine (Intertribal) - 00 Pop/Rock
Cody Blackbird (Cherokee/Dakota) - 11 Flutist of the Year, 13 Song of the Year
Cozad - 04 Historical
Crystal Gayle (Cherokee) - 01 Hall of Fame
Dago Braves - 08 Best Rap Hip Hop Recording
Dark Water Rising (Lumbee) - Debut Group
Delphine Tsinajinnie (Dine')- 01 Debut Artist
Derek Miller (Mohawk) - 03 Best Blues, 09 Song/Single
Digging Roots - 10 Best Pop
Don Amero (Metis) - 11 Folk Recording
Douglas Blue Feather - 02 Independent Recording, 03 Flutist of the Year, 04 New Age, 06 New Age
Dylan Jenet Collins (Montaukett) - 11 Best Pop Recording
Eagle & Hawk - 06 Pop/Rock, 09 Rock
Edmund Bull - 08 Best Male Artist
Eli Secody - 04 Male
Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota) - 13 Pow Wow
Evren Ozan - 04 Rising Star, 07 Best Instrumental
Eyabay (Chippewa)- 99 Canadian Traditional
Fara Palmer - 08 Best Pop Recording
Fawn Wood (Cree)   - 13 Best Female
Felipe Rose (Taino, Lakota) - 02 Historical Recording, 03 Song/Single, 04 Songwriter, 08 Hall of Fame
Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Dakotah)- 02 Living Legend, 07 Best Country Recording
Frank Waln/Nake Nula Waun - 10 Best Producer, 13 Song of the Year
Fredrick Whiteface (Lakota)- 98 Best Jazz Artist, 98 Lifetime Achievement
Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui) - 09 Best Instrumental, 10 World Music, 11 Artist of the Year
Gary Small (Northern Cheyenne)- 02 Songwriter of the Year, 07 Best Rock Recording, 11 Male Artist,
Gathering of Nations (Intertribal)- 00 Pow Wow, 01 Compilation, 99 Pow Wow
Gilbert Begaye Sr - 08 Best Traditional Recording
Golana - 08 Best Instrumental Recording, 11 New Age
Graywolf Blues Band - 09 Best Blues
Hank Williams (Creek/Cherokee)- 99 Hall of Fame
Harvey Arden - 11 Spoken Word
Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree) - 13 Gospel
Indigenous (Nakota)- 00 Blues, 00 Group, 01 Blues
Indigenous (Nakota)- 99 Best Blues, 99 Group of the Year, 99 Pop Group
Indigo Girls - 98 Native Heart (Non Native)
Injunity - 08 Debut Group of the Year, 10 Songwriter (Clonch & Carpenter)
JJ Kent - 09 Best Flutist
Jack Gladstone - 11 Historical Recording
Jana (Lumbee) - 01 Pop Rock, 02 Song/Single, 03 Female, 06 Record of the Year, 08 Best Short Form Music Video, 09 Song/Single, 13 Pop
Janelle Turtle (Cheyenne) - 08 Native American Church Recording
Janice Marie Johnson (Stockbridge Munsee)  -02 Producer, 08 Hall of Fame
Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Grande Ronde)- 08 Flutist of the Year, 09 Artist of the Year, 10 Record of the Year, 11 Music Video
Jay Begaye - 10 Best Male
Jay Nez - 04 Debut Artist
Jerry Alfred (Northern Tutchone)- 99 Best Canadian Recording
Jim Boyd (Colville) - 02 Album, 03 Pop/Rock, 04 Record of the Year, 06 Songwriter, 08 Artist of the Year
Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek)- 00 Hall of Fame
Jimi Hendrix (Cherokee) - 98 Hall of Fame
Jimmy Lee Young - 04 Record
Jimmy Wolf - 08 Best Blues Recording
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) - 98 Children's, 98 Best Female, 99 Female, 99 Traditional, 00 Music Video, 01 New Age, 01 Producer, 02 Artist, 03 Compilation, 09 Compilation, 10 New Age
John Trudell (Santee Sioux) - 00 Artist, 00 Song/Single, 1998 Living Legend
Joseph FireCrow (Cheyenne) - 03 Songwriter, 04 Instrumental, 06 Flutist, 10 Flutist, 10 Artist of the Year, 11 Song Single, 13 Best Flute
Joseph M Marshall III - 03 Spoken Word
Josh Halverson (Shockopee Sioux) - 11 Songwriter
Joy Harjo - 09 Best Female
Judy Trejo (Paiute) - 00 Best Historical
Celebrate - Kalan Wi (Salish) Keith Bear (Mandan)- 01 Traditional
Kalan Wi - 13 Historical/Linguistic
Keith Secola (Anishinabe)- 00 Best Independent, 01 Instrumental Recording, 02 Blues 03 Producer, 06 Artist of the Year, 06 Folk/Country Recording
Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)  - 13 - Folk Americana
Kelly Parker - 09 Producer
Ken Quiet Hawk - 08 Best Spoken Word Recording
Kevin Locke (Lakota)- 00 Traditional, 09 Record of the Year
Kevin Yazzie - 11 Native American Church
Kitty Wells (Cherokee) - 02 Hall of Fame
KILI - 00 Best Radio
Koljademo (Pomo)- 1999 Best World Music
KTNN - 1999 Best Radio Station
Lakota Thunder (Lakota)- 01 Historical Recording, 06 Traditional
Laughing Woman & Eagle Wings (Mashantucket) -02 Folk/Country
Link Wray - 06 Hall of Fame
Litefoot (Cherokee) -00 Rap Hip Hop, 1998 Best Rap Artist. 1999 Rap Hip Hop, 02 Rap Hip Hop. 03 Male, 04 Artist
Luis Capcha Vilchez (Inca) - 11 Latin American
Marc Brown & The Blues Crew - 11 Blues Recording
Marlena Begaye - 03 Debut Artist, 06 Gospel/Christian/Inspirational
Mary Louise Defender Wilson (Dakotah)- 00 Spoken Word (Francis Cree) 02 Spoken Word, 04 Spoken Word
Mary Youngblood (Aleut/Seminole)- 00 New Age, 99 Flutist of the Year, 00 Female, 00 Flutist, 02 New Age Recording, 04 Producer
Martha Redbone (Blackfeet) -02 Debut Artist
Medicine Dream (Intertribal) - 06 Best Video
Micki Free (Comanche/Cherokee)- 02 Male Artist, 04 Pop Rock (The 9)
Michael Bucher (Cherokee) - 09 Compilation Recording, 10 Best Folk
Michael Jacobs - 03 Independent
Michael Searching Bear - 09 World Music
Midnite Express - 09 Pow Wow Recording
Mitch Walking Elk (Cheyenne/ Arapaho) - Best Blues 13
Nake Nula Waun - 11 Best Rap Hip Hop
Nakai, Eaton, Cilpman (Navajo/Ute)- 99 Instrumental
Native Roots (Pueblo) - 02 World Music, 08 Group of the Year, 08 Best World Music Recording
Native Thunder - (Tohono Oodham) - 10 Waila, 11 Waila
Neville Brothers (Choctaw/Cherokee)- 01 Video, 01 Living Legend
Nicole - 03 Instrumental
Nicole - 08 Best Female Artist
NightShield - 07 Best Rap Hip Hop Recording, 08 Song Single of the Year
Nokie Edwards - 10 Instrumental
Northern Cree (Cree) - 01 Pow Wow, 04 Compilation Recording
October Soul - 11 Debut Group of the Year
Oshkii Giizhik Singers - 09 Best Traditional
Pamyua - 03 Record of the Year
Peter Sackaney (Constance Lake) - 13 Songwriter
Pima Express (Gila River) - 03 Folk/Country
Pipestone - 11 Group of the Year, 2008 Record of teh Year
PM Begay (Navajo)- 1999 Best Children's Recording
Primeax & Mike (Oglalla/Yankton Sioux & Ponca/Dine')- 1998 Best Traditional Album, 02 Traditional, 09 Native American Church
Pura Fe' - 06 Female
Qua ti Si - 04 Folk Country
Radmilla Cody (Dine')- 02 Female, 13 Record of the Year
RainSong - 09 Best Spoken Word
Ralphael Deas (Apache) - 13 Rap Hip Hop
R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo/Ute)- 00 Best Instrumental, 01 Flutist, 01 Lifetime Achievement, 1998 Best Flutist, 98 Best Male, 03 New Age
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet - 06 World Music
Randy McGinnis - 10 Best Compilation
Randy Wood - 04 Traditional, 11 Traditional
Red Bull - 02 Pow Wow Recording
Red Earth - 00 Debut Group of the Year, 03 World Music
Red Feather Woman - 06 Spoken Word
Red Hawk - 08 Best Historical Recording
Rezawrecktion - 04 Gospel/Christian
Rezhogs - -9 Rap Hip Hop
Rhonda Head - 11 World Recording
Rickey Medlocke - 13 Instrumental, 13 Long Form Video
Rita Coolidge (Cherokee)- 00 Lifetime Achievement, 06 Blues/Jazz Recording
Robbie Robertson (Mohawk) - 98 Lifetime Achievement, 99 Record, 99 Producer
Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo)- 00 Songwriter, 01 Artist, 01 Record. 01 Songwriter, 98 Songwriter, 02 Video, 03 Artist
Robert Tree Cody (Maricopa/Dakota)- 1999 Best New Age
Robert Tree, Redhouse, Romero (Maricopa/Dakota)- 00 Latin Recording. 00 World Music, 01 Male Artist,
Rollin Fox ()- 01 Rap Hip Hop
Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla) - 13 New Age
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota) - 13 Debut Artist
Sacred Harmonies - 10 Native American Church
Samantha Crain - 09 Songwriter
Saving Damsels (Navajo & Hopi) - 13 Rock
Sayani - 10 Best Gospel
Segweh - 10 Best Rock
Shadowyze - 04 Rap/Hip Hop
Shane Yellowbird - 09 Country Recording, 10 Best Country
Sharon Burch (Dine')- 00 Record of the Year
Shelley Morningsong - 11 Record of the Year
Silverbird (Apache/Navajo) 06 Debut Artist
Skylar Wolf - 09 Debut Artist
Stan Summers - 04 Independent
Stephen Butler - 11 Best Producer
Star Nayea ()- 01 Independent Recording, 08 Songwriter of the Year
Stevie Salas (Apache) - 08 Best Rock Recording, 09 Lifetime Achievement
Stuart Snake & Paul Never Misses A Shot - 03 Traditional
T.O. Combo (Tohonor O’odham) - 13 Waila
The Blessed Blend - 11 Best Rock Recording
The Boyz - 10 Best Pow Wow
The Crow Girls - 08 Best Folk Recording
The Story Tellers - 10 Best Spoken Word
Thunderbird Sisters (Shinnecock)- 00 Folk Artist
Thunder Hawk Singers (Cree) - 09 Best Historical
Tiger Tiger (Miccosukee) - 06 Lifetime Achievement
Tinesha Begaye - 10 Best Female
Tom Bee (Dakota)- 1998 Best Producer, 1999 Lifetime Achievement, 10 Music Video
Tommy Allsup (Cherokee) - 09 Living Legend
Tommy Wildcat (Cherokee) 02 Flutist
Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa) - 13 Artist of the Year
Tony Redhouse - 09 New Age, 11 Longform Video
Tracy Bone - 08 Best Country Recording
Travis Harden (Minneconjou/Lakota)- 01 Spoken Word
Tribal Live -3 Rap/Hip Hop
Twice As Good - 10 Best Blues
Victoria Blackie - 10 Debut Artist
Vince Fontaine - 11 Instrumental recording
Yarina - 04 World Music
Yolanda Martinez - 04 Female
Yvonne St Germaine - 11 Gospel Recording
Wade Fernandez - 06 Male
Walela (Cherokee)- 01 Group of the Year, 1998 Song of the Year, 98 Debut Group, 04 Short Long video
Warfield Moose Jr- 03 Historical
Wayne SIlas Jr (Oneida) - 13 Male
Wayquay (Ojibway)- 1999 Best Music Video
Will & Lil Jess (Lakota) - 09 Debut Duo/Group of the Year
Wind Spirit Drum - 09 Gospel/Christian, 10 Song/Single (Windwalker)
Non Native Recipients
Francis Couturel - 13 Producer
Wolfsheart & Big City Indians - 10 Native Heart, 11 Native Heart
Bruce Cockburn - 00 Native Heart (Non Native Category)
Ed Stasium - 08 Native Heart
Harold Owens - 06 Humanitarian Award
Indigo Girls - 98 Native Heart (Non Native)
Jeff Ball - 01 Native Heart (Non Native)
Jackson Browne - 00 Producer (Non Native)
John Densmore - 06 Native Heart, 03 Lifetime Achievement
Michael Brant DeMaria - 09 Native Heart
Neil Young - 02 Native Heart
Raymond Boley - 99 Native Heart (Non Native)
Scott August - 04 Native Heart
Stefan Gelfas/AlexSalzman - 06 Producer
Sybille Hummingbird - 13 Native Heart
Tom Wassinger - 01 Best Producer, 04 Producer
Non Music
Billy Mills (Lakota) - 01 Jim Thorpe
Navajo Codetalkers (Navajo) - 00 Living Legend
Notah Begay III (Navajo)- 00 Jim Thorpe
Iroquois Nationals - 1999 Jim Thorpe
Coach Kelvin Sampson - 02 Jim Thorpe
Buddy Big Mountain - 05 Outstanding Achievement
Ted Nolan - 11 Jim Thorpe

Lifetime Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame inductions[edit]

Another feature of the Native American Music Awards is the Lifetime Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame inductions:[1][4]

Hall of Fame inductions[edit]

Jimi Hendrix (1998)
Buddy Red Bow (1998)
Hank Williams (1999)
Jim Pepper (2000)
Crystal Gayle (2001)
Kitty Wells (2002)
Doc Tate Nevaquaya (2006)
Link Wray (2007)
Redbone (2008)
Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd/Blackfoot (2008)
Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey (2008)
Felipe Rose of Village People (2008)
Ritchie Valens (2009)
Russell Means (2013)

Lifetime Achievement Awards[edit]

Robbie Robertson (1998)
Rita Coolidge (1999)
Tom Bee of XIT (2000)
R. Carlos Nakai (2001)
John Densmore (2003)
Tiger Tiger (2007)
Joanne Shenandoah (2008)
Bill Miller (2008)
Stevie Salas (2009)
John Trudell (Living Legend, 1998)
Navajo Code talkers (Living Legend, 1999)
The Neville Brothers (Living Legend, 2001)
Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Living Legend, 2002)
Tommy Allsup (Living Legend, 2009)

Previous honorees[edit]

Past recipients of NAMA awards include: Adrian Brown, Tim Sampson, Jonathon Joss, Charles Button, AIRO, Andrew Vasquez, Annie Humphrey, Apache Spirit, Apryl Allen, Arigon Starr, Arvel Bird, Atsiaktonkie, Bear Fox, Becky Thomas, Bill Miller, Billy Whitefox, Black Eagle, Blackfoot Confederacy, Black Lodge Singers, Black Thunder Singers, Blackfire, Bluedog, Bo Taylor, Bryan Akipa, Brulé, Buddy Red Bow, Buddy Big Mountain, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Buggin Malone, Burning Sky, CC Murdock, Carroll Medicine Crow, Casper Loma-da-wa, Cecil Gray & Red Dawn Blues Band, Charly Lowry, Chase Monchamp, Chase Manhattan, Chief Jim Billie, Cherokee National Children's Choir, Cheryl Bear, Clan/destine, Cody Blackbird, Cozad, Crystal Gayle, Dago Braves, Dark Water Rising, Delphine Tsinajinnie, Derek Miller, Digging Roots, Don Amero, Douglas Blue Feather, Dylan Jenet Collins, Eagle & Hawk, Edmund Bull, Eli Secody, Evren Ozan, Evren Ozan, Eyabay, Fara Palmer, Felipe Rose, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Frank Waln, Nake Nula Waun, Fredrick Whiteface, Gabriel Ayala, Gary Small, Gathering of Nations, Gilbert Begaye Sr, Golana, Graywolf Blues Band, Hank Williams, Harvey Arden, Indigenous, Indigo Girls, Injunity, Jeff Carpenter, Brad Clonch, JJ Kent, Jack Gladstone, Jana, Janelle Turtle, Janice Marie Johnson, Jan Michael Looking Wolf, Jay Begaye, Jay Nez, Jennifer Kreisberg, Jerry Alfred, Jim Boyd, Jim Pepper, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Lee Young, Jimmy Wolf, Joanne Shenandoah, John Trudell, Joseph FireCrow, Joseph Marshall III, Josh Halverson, Joy Harjo, Judy Trejo, Kansas Begaye, Keith Bear, Keith Secola, Kelly Parker, Ken Quiet Hawk, Kevin Locke, Kevin Yazzie, Kitty Wells, Koljademo, Lakota Thunder, Laughing Woman & Eagle Wings, Lil Dre, Link Wray, Litefoot, Luis Capcha Vilchez, Marc Brown & The Blues Crew, Marlena Begaye, Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Mary Youngblood, Martha Redbone, Medicine Dream, Micki Free, Michael Bucher, Michael Jacobs, Michael Searching Bear, Midnite Express, Nake Nula Waun, William Eaton, Cilpman, Native Roots, Native Thunder, Neville Brothers, Nicole, NightShield, Nokie Edwards, Northern Cree, October Soul, Oshkii Giizhik Singers, Pamyua, Pima Express, Pipestone, PM Begay, Primeax & Mike, Pura Fé, Qua ti Si, Radmilla Cody, RainSong, R. Carlos Nakai, R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, Randy McGinnis, Randy Wood, Red Bull, Red Earth, Red Feather Woman, Red Hawk, Rezawrecktion, Rezhogs, Rhonda Head, Rita Coolidge, Robbie Robertson, Robert Mirabal, Robert Tree Cody, Rubin Romero, Rollin Fox, Sacred Harmonies, Samantha Crain, Sayani, Segweh, Shadowyze, Shane Yellowbird, Sharon Burch, Shelley Morningsong, Silverbird, Skylar Wolf, Stan Summers, Stephen Butler, Stevie Salas, Stuart Snake & Paul Never Misses A Shot, The Blessed Blend, The Boyz, The Crow Girls, The Story Tellers, Thunderbird Sisters, Thunder Hawk Singers, Tiger Tiger, Tinesha Begaye, Tom Bee, Tommy Allsup, Tommy Wildcat, Tony Redhouse, Tracy Bone, Travis Harden, Tribal Live, Twice As Good, Victoria Blackie, Vince Fontaine, Yarina, Yolanda Martinez, Yvonne St Germaine, Wade Fernandez, Walela, Warfield Moose Jr, Wayquay, Will & Lil Jess, Wind Spirit Drum, Wolfsheart & Big City Indians, Bruce Cockburn, Ed Stasium, Jeff Ball, Jackson Browne, John Densmore, Michael Brant DeMaria, Neil Young, Raymond Boley, Scott August, Stefan Gelfas, Tom Wassinger


  1. ^ a b Native American Music Awards official site
  2. ^ Native American Music Awards History
  3. ^ Native American Music Awards Nominations and Voting Process
  4. ^ Native American Music Awards - Hall of Fame