APTN held a press conference today announcing this year’s lineup for Aboriginal Day Live… which includes me! And the fantastic likes of Kashtin, Inez, Indian City and others.

I’m right chuffed.

If  you’re in Winnipeg, the day long festival and evening concert are FREE. If you’re any where else in Canada, it will be aired live on APTN.

Fun! The band and I will even be playing two new songs off the upcoming album, The Living Record.

Check out the full lineup: aboriginaldaylive.com/artists-winnipeg.

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something for you Canadians… remember last november when i was part of the Aboriginal Music Awards? when i got to perform at the skydome and received the “best folk album” award? of course you do! well, they’re finally airing the event on CityTV!

the one hour special of the highlights from the night includes my performance of “the declaration of spring” along with performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Crystyal Shawanda, Stevie Salas and more…

on CityTV stations Canada wide, 8pm Friday June 19th.

here’s a promo.




Nominated in both Best Female Artist and Best Folk Acoustic Album at this years Aboriginal Music Awards, I came home with an impressive shiny award for the latter.

“Couture impressed with her solo acoustic guitar performance” wrote ChartAttack, but I was backed by the most fabulous house band (thank you Raven et all!) which included Cris Derksen. Who is amazing. And cree also : ) She accompanied, solo, the mind-blowing Tanya Tagaq, who I watched, amazed, from the wings. I’m going to steal Cris for my next gig in February at the Chan Centre…

I must correct the intro I received though – though I was given an Arapaho name as a child, I am not, in fact, Arapaho. I’m part Cree! A small detail, but one to be clarified : )

The awards were divided into two nights – the first of which is where/when I received the Best Folk Album award. The second night, at which I performed, will be televised in the new year on CityTV. I will surely let you all know of the time and date as soon as I myself am aware!



TORONTO, Nov. 11 /CNW/ – The legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie, roots rockers Eagle and Hawk and country star Crystal Shawanda are just a few of the top names confirmed to perform at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards gala, taking place Friday, November 28th at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

With five nods each Eagle and Hawk and Crystal Shawanda lead the nominations for the 10th annual awards show, which celebrates the best in Canadian Aboriginal music. Buffy Sainte-Marie will receive the Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music special honour during the live event.

Hosted by Aboriginal actors Don Kelly and Renae Morriseau, additional performers slated to perform during the three-hour CAMA extravaganza include multiple nominees Tanya Tagaq (3), Fara Palmer (3), Christa Couture (2), Jace Martin (2), and Leanne Goose (2), as well as single nominees Stevie Salas, Darren Lavallee, Northern Cree and 7th Generation. West coast Aboriginal dance group the Eagle Song Dancers will also perform as part of the event’s tribute to the traditions and symbolism of the western coastal Aboriginal people.

Tickets for the 2008 CAMAs are on sale now through Ticketmaster, by phone or online at ticketmaster.ca. Reserved floor seats are $35 in advance ($40 at the door) and general admission seats are $20. Tickets may also be purchased day of show at the box office located at Gate 7 at the Rogers Centre. Visit www.canab.com for more information.