Nammy 2017 Special Performances Include Gary Farmer and Joseph FireCrow Tribute

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers

Vincent Schilling

Nammy 2017 Special Performances Include Gary Farmer and Joseph FireCrow Tribute

The 2017 Native American Music Awards, hosted by Ernie Stevens, will feature performances by Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers and Josh Halverson.

There will be a great selection of special performances and celebrations this year when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday, October 14th.

The Native American Music Awards (Nammys) is the world’s largest awards show dedicated to Native American musicians, and this year, special performances on the schedule include Shakopee Sioux vocalist Josh Halverson, who made serious waves on The Voice television show.

In addition to Halverson, actor and musician Gary Farmer will be given a lifetime achievement award as well as perform on the Nammys’ stage live as Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers.

There will also be a special musical tribute to the late GRAMMY winning Native artist Joseph FireCrow.

The 2017 Native American Music Awards will be hosted by Ernie Stevens, Jr. the Chairman and national spokesperson for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) in Washington, D.C.

The awards show is put on by the Native American Music Association, which started the Native American Music Awards to promote greater cultural understanding and a revival of Native American music and culture.

According to organizer Ellen Bello on the Nammy’s website, “Our recordings span from historical initiatives to present-day questions for the great leaders, and [to] Native youth speaking louder than ever with their powerful raps about their poignant plights, armed with a spirit of undaunted perseverance. No other organization can reflect such an impressive and diverse array of talent and soundscapes from all ages and tribal nations throughout the Americas.” For complete details and show information, visit

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