Juno Award for Traditional Indigenous Artist of the Year

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The Juno Award for Traditional Indigenous Artist of the Year is an annual Canadian music award, presented by the Juno Awards to honour music created by Indigenous Canadian artists working in traditional music genres. Announced at the Juno Awards of 2021, it was presented for the first time at the Juno Awards of 2022.[1]

It is presented alongside a new category for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year.[1]

Prior to 2022, contemporary and traditional Indigenous artists were honoured alongside each other in a single category for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Winner Album Nominees Ref.
2022 Fawn Wood Kakike [3]
2023 The Bearhead Sisters Unbreakable [4]


  1. ^ a b Friend, David (June 4, 2021). "Juno Awards announce new category for underground dance single of the year". Toronto Star via The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Junos rename aboriginal album category to indigenous music album of the year". Toronto Star, January 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Holly Gordon, "Here are all the 2022 Juno Award winners". CBC Music, May 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Jenna Benchetrit and Arti Patel, "The Weeknd picks up 4 wins on Junos 2023 opening night". CBC News, March 11, 2023.