2022 Native American Music Awards

The Native American Music Awards are back and ready to celebrate and honor their most powerful voices on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. This will be the organization’s 20th Awards event following the Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on Indigenous communities across America. Commemorating National Native American Heritage month, the host of the 20th Awards ceremony will be actor Robert Mesa (Navajo/ Soboba), who most recently played the character James Chee, the first Indigenous doctor on Grey’s Anatomy.

Tickets on sale now – Saturday, November 19th starting at 7pm – The Bear’s Den – Tickets: $55, $65

  • Oren Lyons To Be Honored With A Living Legend Award
  • Shalamar’s Micki Free to Be Inducted Into The Hall of Fame

Cast your vote for our very own Nick Lone (Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca, Wolf clan) for “Rez Life” in the “Best Rap/Hip Hop Recording” category.

Vote here:

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by listening to

The Native American Music Awards has teamed up with SiriusXM for a special curated music mix celebrating the musical contributions of Native American artists. “Native American Voices,” an exclusive mix highlighting artists from the Native American Music Awards & Hall of Fame, is hosted by the organization’s president, Ellen Bello. The content will be available on the SXM App for the month of November.