In Focus: The JUNO Awards 2017

What. A. Weekend.

In addition to an epic opening performance by A Tribe Called Red featuring Tanya Tagaq and Black Bear Singers, the 2017 Juno Awards featured some huge wins for Indigenous artists across the nation: Ottawa’s own ATCR won Producer of the Year, Winnipeg singer-songwriter William Prince won Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, Yellowknife’s Quantum Tangle took home the award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year and the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie was honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. Amidst the celebrations, there were also some unforgettable JUNOfest showcases.

Here’s a look back at our time in Ottawa featuring William Prince, Crystal Shawanda, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, Vince Fontaine and Midnight Shine. You can also check out our Juno Awards 2017 Spotlight video here.

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