The 2012 APCMAs—the 7th annual Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards—took place November 1st and 2nd in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two nights of celebrating Indigenous music, one long list of winners! Here is a complete list of the 2012 APCMA award winners.
The Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards were handed out over the course of two nights this week in Winnipeg, and pop-country singer Shy-Anne Hovorka took home the most trophies, winning in all six categories in which she was nominated, including the prestigious Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year award:
Northwestern Ontario’s Shy-Anne Hovorka was the winner of six awards including Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year. Shy-Anne was nominated for six awards, and won all six. Three of the awards that Shy-Anne won were on Thursday night and three on Friday night.
Hometown success, Winnipeg's own Don Amero also won big, taking home Male Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year as his first APCMA award, while Six Nations rocker Derek Miller took home the award for Best Blues CD for his work with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble.
Check out the complete list of 2012 winners below.
Complete List of 2012 APCMA Award Winners
Best blues CD Derek Miller, Derek Miller with Double Trouble
Best country CD Shy-Anne Hovorka, Interwoven Roots
Best hand drum CD Fawn Wood, Iskwewak
Best new artist Bruthers of Different Muthers
Best pow wow CD - traditional Young Bear, Keeping It Old Style
Best rap/hip hop CD Lightningcloud, LightningCloud
Single of the year Shy-Anne Hovorka, The Glue
Aboriginal songwriter of the year Tracy Bone, Woman of Red
Aboriginal female entertainer of the year Shy-Anne Hovorka
Aboriginal male entertainer of the year Don Amero
Best album cover design Shy-Anne, Interwoven Roots
Best fiddle CD Wesley Hardisty, 12:12
Best flute CD Dallas Arcand, Sacred Sweetgrass
Best folk/acoustic CD Janet Panic, Samples
Best gospel CD Yvonne St. Germaine, Tennessee Sky
Best group or duo Northern Cree
Best instrumental CD Gabriel Ayala, Shades of Blue
Best music video Shy-Anne Hovorka, Too Young, Too Late
Best pop CD Indian City, Supernation
Best powwow CD — contemporary Northern Cree, Drum Boy — Mistikwaskink Napesis
Best producer/engineer Shy-Anne Hovorka
Best rock CD Sinuupa, Culture Shock