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Saturday Night Videos: Rock the NAMMYs

Videos by winners at the 2011 Native American Music Awards.

The 13th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs) were held last night in Niagara Falls, New York. For a list of winners, visit the official NAMMY website; for a recap of the evening's proceedings, read the wrapup at

Here are a few clips by some of the notable winners.

One of the two Lifetime Achievement prizes went to Keith Secola -- according to, he's a seven-time NAMMMY winner and his song "NDN Car" is the most requested and played on Native American radio. Here's a version of that song, a remix with Shawn Bernard, Joey Stylez and -- we're pretty sure we see -- Derek Miller:

The other Lifetime Achievement honoree is guitarist Nokie Edwards (Cherokee), who played lead guitar in the legendary instrumental rock group The Ventures. The Ventures are best known for high-energy surf-rock numbers like "Wipeout" and the theme from Hawaii Five-0. Here's another of their best moments, "Walk Don't Run '64":

Nake Nula Waun of the Rosebud Sioux tribe won the coveted Best Rap/Hip Hop Recording for the album Scars and Bars. Here's "Doubt":

Best Rock Recording went to The Blessed Blend, for Tribal Thunder. The Blessed Blend plays a mix of American Indian and Celtic rock -- here's "Song of Exile":

Artist of the Year went to guitarist Gabriel Ayala, who, like many winners, performed at the event. Here's a clip of Gabriel from last year's NAMMY ceremony: