Among the performers are: Five-time award winner Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji whose music has been featured on national radio and shows like Sons of Anarchy and whose latest album, The Vanishing Americans, pays tribute to his father; Jamie Coon, whose music has been featured on the TV Show Ghost Whisperer, American Idol finalist Charly Lowry and her band Dark Water Rising, former NFL player and opera singer, Lawrence Harris, who has been critically acclaimed as a "major voice" by the NY Times and much more. Other special guest presenters include: Caren Knight Pepper, the wife of the late Jim Pepper, Dylan Jenet who recently signed to Stevie Wonder's record label, and numerous other nominees.
The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards Commemoration will have its first ever national television broadcast on First Nations Experience, FNX, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th at 8PM EST/5PM PST with a repeat broadcast on Saturday, November 29, 2014. First Nations Experience is the first and only public television network in the U.S. dedicated to Native American and World Indigenous content. FNX's programs include; news, drama, comedy, sports, art, dance and Aboriginal Unity Experience (AUX), a 30 minute compilation program of music videos. FNX was created at KVCR Public Television in San Bernardino, California, through a gift from founding partners, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and is currently broadcasting from Alaska to Illinois including Chicago and Los Angeles. Recently approved for Satellite Carriage, on November 1st, it will become a full-time channel on the Public Television Interconnect System. This major advancement means public stations across the country in all 50 states will have satellite access to FNX and the Awards.
Please contact your local PBS station to request they air the FNX/Native American Music Awards program. Local PBS Station information can be found below or by clicking the link: http://www.fnx.org/bigthings/ .
"Devoted to bringing Indigenous music to the world's consciousness" as credited by the New York Times, the Native American Music Awards is an ultimate celebration of both traditional and contemporary Native American music. It was founded as the world's first and largest national professional membership-based organization for the advancement & recognition of Native American music expressions around the world.
The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards will be held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel in Salamanca, New York. Salamanca is a city in Cattaraugus County, New York, located inside the Allegany Indian Reservation, a reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York (one of the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy).
Showtime is 7:00PM EST, doors open at 6:30PM EST. Tickets for the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards are limited and can only be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets or by calling the Seneca Allegany Casino at (716) 945-9300. Public voting is open to the general public. Music from all nominees is currently featured on the audio players on www.NAMALIVE.com. Anyone can listen and cast their vote by visiting the Awards website, VOTE NOW page.