Update: the Fifteenth Annual Native American Music Awards will be streamed live on the home page of First Nations Experience, or FNX-TV at www.fnx.org.
The 15th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA) Ceremonies will be held the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York on Friday November 14. Hosted by A Taste of Honey‘s Janice Marie Johnson, the event will have live performers and special guests, including five-time award winner Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji, Jamie Coon, American Idol finalist Charly Lowry and her band Dark Water Rising, former NFL player and opera singer Lawrence Harris, many more nominees and much more.
A special Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Colville Tribal Chairman & five-time award winner Jim Boyd.
Additionally, 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 27 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 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 here.
The New York Times says of the NAMA, “Devoted to bringing Indigenous music to the world’s consciousness, 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.
If you wish to attend the the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards, note that tickets 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.