Manitoba Acts Nominated for Native American Music Awards

Manitoba Acts Nominated for Native American Music Awards

Singer Ali Fontaine performs during a news conference to launch the Manito Ahbee Festival in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN / HANDOUT)
Singer-songwriter Ali Fontaine has been nominated for three Native American Music Awards (SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN / HANDOUT)

Three Aboriginal musical acts from Manitoba have been nominated for six Native American Music Awards (NAMA) this year.

Ali Fontaine has been nominated in the best country recording category for her self-titled album, along with C-Weed for Forever. Fontaine has also picked up nominations for songwriter of the year and best female artist. Indian City has been nominated for best pop recording of the year and record of the year for Supernation.

The awards, which were originally postponed by Superstorm Sandy, will be handed out during the 14th annual awards gala on May 10 at the Seneca Niagara Events Centre in Niagara Falls, New York.

— Staff

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