The JUNO Awards 2017

When The Juno Awards announced their 2017 nominees back in February, it put Canada’s Indigenous music scene back on the map. The actual awards weekend took things to a whole new level.

In addition to an epic opening performance by A Tribe Called Red featuring Tanya Tagaq and Black Bear Singers, the festivities 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, a few lucky musicians even had the opportunity to lace up for the 2017 Juno Cup.

Here’s a look back at the historic weekend featuring William Prince, A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Crystal Shawanda, July Talk, Sarah McLachlan, Vince Fontaine, Amanda Rheaume and Midnight Shine’s Adrian Sutherland.

You can also check out our Juno Awards 2017 photo gallery here

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