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Aysanabee picks up three wins at Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards

Performer won rising star, pop/alternative/rock album of the year, and artistic video.
Wake the Giant 2022 / Evan Pang Aysanabee
Aysanabee performs at the 2022 Wake the Giant Music Festival. (Keegan Richard)

A Northwestern Ontario musician came away with a number of accolades at an awards show Tuesday night.

Aysanabee, an Oji-Cree performer who is a member of Sandy Lake First Nation and was raised in Kaministiquia, picked up three awards at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards.

He won for rising star, pop/alternative/rock album of the year for Watin, and artistic video for We Were Here.

Aysanabee was also nominated for recording artist of the year, radio song single of the year, and live musical performance of the year.

He was a Juno Award nominee in 2023 for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year Category for his album Watin, which was named after his grandfather. 

Last year he performed at Wake the Giant Music Festival, which is a cultural awareness project that celebrates inclusivity and Indigenous culture 

The show works to represent Indigenous musical artists from across Canada. 

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