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Indigenous Music Awards 2018 winners

The annual Indigenous Music Awards were held May 18 in Manitoba, Canada. The following winners were announced during the event. All nominations for each category can be found online at

Best Blues Album
Robert “Freightrain” Parker

Best Country Album
Desiree Dorion

Best Electronic Music Album
Once a Tree

Best Folk Album
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Best Gospel
Callie Bennett

Best Hand Drum Album
Young Spirit

Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album

Best Instrumental Album
Jan Michael Looking Wolf

Best Pop Album
Indian City

Best Pow Wow – Contemporary Album
Black Bear Singers

Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album
Northern Cree

Best Rap/Hip Hop Album

Best Rock Album
Relic Kings

Lifetime Achievement Award
Pat Vegas

Best New Artist
Ansley Simpson

Best Radio Single
Carsen Gray

Best Music Video
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Best Producer/Engineer

Best International Indigenous Release
The Imbayakunas

Best Radio Station Program – Promoting Indigenous Music
Indigenous Music Countdown

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