CAMA Award Categories
BEST FEMALE OR MALE ARTIST
Writer, composer, performer - traditional, contemporary
BEST GROUP OR DUO
Artistic collaboration - traditional, contemporary or
BEST SONG - Single
A single song - original - contemporary or traditional.
Based on a body of work (at least three songs) English,
French or Aboriginal language.
BEST PRODUCER OR ENGINEER
Based on a body of work (single artist or collaboration
albums) traditional or contemporary.
BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
Layout, photos artwork, information, etc.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Single - original - contemporary or traditional.
BEST POW WOW ALBUM - TRADITIONAL
Songs from traditional, historical teachings.
BEST POW WOW ALBUM - CONTEMPORARY
Original songs, based on traditional teachings but newly
BEST FOLK/ Acoustic ALBUM
Best Female Traditional/ Cultural Roots Album
Best Fiddle Album
BEST Hand DRUM SONGS ALBUM
Historical or contemporary - all traditions.
BEST ROCK ALBUM
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
BEST RAP OR HIP HOP ALBUM
BEST BLUES ALBUM
BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KEEPER OF TRADITIONS AWARD
An individual who is or has been dedicated to the teaching
of Aboriginal culture in music.
LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO ABORIGINAL
An individual who has dedicated a large part of their
life and career to the promotion and development of
Aboriginal music in contemporary or traditional styles.
MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD
An individual, Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal, who is
or has been active in the Canadian music industry (i.e.
in production, promotion, operations, management, etc.
) who has, through their dedication to Aboriginal music,
made or presently makes a positive impact on Canadian