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Sisseton area man up for Native American Music Awards

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American Indian flute player Bryan Akipa, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, is listed in several categories of the national Native American Music Awards. Akipa, who lives near Sisseton in Agency Village, also is an elementary teacher and visual and performing artist. He is listed in four categories: “Record of the year,” “Best New-Age Recording,” “Best Male Artist” and “Flutist of the Year.”