November 03, 2012

2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice winners

Aboriginal performers honoured

Winnipeggers do well at awards ceremoniesThe people have spoken.

And the people really like Don Amero. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter took home two Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards: one for Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the Year and another for Best Pop CD, for Supernation by Indian City, the band Amero plays in with former Eagle and Hawk guitarist Vince Fontaine.

Other local winners include Tracy Bone and rock band Bruthers of Different Muthers, who took home hardware in two different ceremonies, Thursday night at the Fort Garry Place grand ballroom and Friday night at the MTS Centre. Both events took place under the umbrella of the Manito Ahbee Festival.

Bone won Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and BODM got the nod as Best New Artist at Friday night's televised event hosted by actor Lorne Cardinal. BODM, who played the awards show along with Indian City, also were acknowledged with a special Most Outstanding Manitoban Award on Thursday night.

Louie Goose--leader of Louie Goose and the Mackenzie Delta Band--was given the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Winners and 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Winners.

Below:  "LightningCloud members MC RedCloud (left) and Crystle Lightning won the Best Rap/Hip Hop CD award." (Joe Bryksa/Winnipeg Free Press)

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