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2000 Music Award Winners
   
 

For the second year, The Canadian Aboriginal Festival, held at SkyDome November 24, 2000, put the spotlight on the tremendous talent and diversity of Aboriginal performers at The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

With over one hundred and sixty-five entries, it was not an easy task for judges to select winners in the 15 musical categories. The success of this musical awards evening will grow in next year's Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and for years to come.

And the winners for 2000 are...

BEST TRADITIONAL ALBUM - CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORIC
On Ji Da - On Ji Da Manitoba

BEST DRUM SONGS ALBUM -
Sweetgrass Records - Best of the Best Saskatchewan

BEST POW WOW ALBUM - TRADITIONAL
Red Bull - The Best of Red Bull Saskatchewan

BEST POW WOW ALBUM - CONTEMPORARY
Nakoda Lodge - Chico's Trail Alberta

BEST SONG (Single)
Sandy Scofield - "Beat the Drum" from Riel's Road British Columbia

BEST SONGWRITER
Mishi Donovan - Journey Home Saskatchewan

BEST PRODUCER/ENGINEER
Vern Cheechoo/John Switzer - Touch the Earth and Sky Ontario

BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
Little Island Cree/ Dark Horse Studio - Indian Country Saskatchewan

BEST GROUP OR DUO
Slowhand - Stranded Manitoba
  BEST ROCK ALBUM
George Leach - Just Where I'm At British Columbia

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Priscilla Morin - Waiting For You Alberta

BEST FOLK ALBUM
Jacinthe Trudeau - Echo Ontario

BEST NEW AGE/ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Sandy Scofield - Riel's Road British Columbia

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Locos Bravos - Locos Bravos, Mandala British Columbia

BEST MALE ARTIST
George Leach - Just Where I'm At British Columbia

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Fara - Pretty Brown British Columbia

THE RECIPIENTS OF THE THREE NOMINATION AWARDS ARE:
KEEPER OF TRADITIONS AWARD - Flora Wallace, B.C
LIFE-TIME CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD - William Tagoona, Quebec
MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD - Kelly Parker, Saskatchewan

 

 
     



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