Winnipeg's Most (John Voss)
The 6th annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards applauded the first round of winners at the RBC Ohshkii Awards Night.
Winnipeg's Most brought home the most hardware this time around, including Best Group; Best Producer/Engineer; Best Music Video for All that I Know and Best Album Cover Design for GoodFellaz.
Overall, Manitobans stood out in 8 of the 12 categories.
Little Hawk soared to the top for Best Folk/Acoustic CD with Vigilance.
Mark Morrisseau from St. Francois Xavier shone in the Best Fiddle CD category for his collection of Favourites.
The Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates and showcases Aboriginal music, art and culture, with the 6th annual festival taking place in Winnipeg from November 2nd to 6th. Manito Ahbee - which means 'where the Creator sits' - honours a sacred site in Manitoba's Whiteshell Provincial Park where Aboriginal people have gathered for hundreds of years to share teachings and wisdom.
BEST DUO OR GROUP
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Winnipeg's Most - All That I Know
BEST ABORIGINAL MUSIC RADIO STATION/PROGRAM
Think NDN (Vancouver, B.C.)
BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
Winnipeg's Most - GoodFellaz
BEST FOLK / ACOUSTIC CD
Little Hawk - Vigilance
BEST FLUTE CD
Jacob Pratt (Regina, Sask.) - Eagle Call
BEST FIDDLE CD
Mark Morrisseau (St. Francois Xavier, Man.) - Favourites
BEST PEYOTE CD
Kelly Daniels (Saskatoon, Sask.) - Blessing From A Hummingbird
BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD
Vince Fontaine - Songs for Turtle Island
BEST HAND DRUM CD
Big River Cree (Saskatoon, Sask.) -Stand By Me
BEST ROCK CD
Bruthers of Different Muthers - Speakers of Tomorrow