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CAMA Award Categories

BEST FEMALE OR MALE ARTIST
Writer, composer, performer - traditional, contemporary or both.

BEST GROUP OR DUO
Artistic collaboration - traditional, contemporary or both.

BEST SONG - Single
A single song - original - contemporary or traditional.

BEST SONGWRITER
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 written.

BEST FOLK/ Acoustic ALBUM
Original, contemporary.

Best Female Traditional/ Cultural Roots Album

Best Fiddle Album

BEST Hand DRUM SONGS ALBUM
Historical or contemporary - all traditions.

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Original, contemporary.

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Original, contemporary.

BEST RAP OR HIP HOP ALBUM
Original, contemporary.

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Original, contemporary.

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR


Nominated Awards Only

KEEPER OF TRADITIONS AWARD
An individual who is or has been dedicated to the teaching of Aboriginal culture in music.

LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO ABORIGINAL MUSIC AWARD
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 Aboriginal music.

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