Native American Music Award nominees Doc and Spencer Battiest

Saturday Night Videos: Spotlight on NAMMY Debut Nominees


In one week, the Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs) will be handed out at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The nominees include some of the best known native acts -- Gabriel Ayala, Northern Cree, Derek Miller -- and some of Turtle Island's brightest young talents. Speaking of the latter, here are some clips by artists in the "Debut Artist" and "Debut Duo or Group" categories. Also nominated are Bear Fox (Mohawk), Marcus Briggs-Cloud & Anna Rangel-Clough (Muscogee), and Wendy Jo Bradshaw & Rose Yazzi Thomas (Nez Perce/Navajo).

Visit to listen to audio by all nominated performers and vote for your favorites.

Zack "Doc" Battiest & Spencer Battiest (Seminole)

Don Amero (Metis)

Dylan Jenet Collins (Montaukett)

Josh Halverson (Mdewakanton Sioux)

Uno (Cherokee)

Aura Surey (Cherokee)

Mike Hammar & the Nails (Muscogee Creek)

October Soul (Lac Courte Oreilles)

Plenty Wolf Singers (Oglala Lakota)

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