Lawrence Martin hosts music awards
Cochrane Mayor Lawrence Martin co-hosted the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in Toronto Nov. 24.
Dec. 14, 2006: Volume 33 #25
The event is part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival, which also includes a powwow at the Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome).
The music awards were, by all accounts, well received. Martin was reported as having done “a great job” along with fellow co-host and musician Andrea Menard.
Martin is also a musician who lists a Juno Award (for his Wapistan album) and a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award among his past accomplishments.
Gerry McIvor, a member of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, was a finalist for blues album of the year but failed to capture the award.
Jared Sowan of Edmonton, Alta., won the award for his album called Eclectically Yours.
Martin is a Moose Cree First Nation band member, former Mushkegowuk Council grand chief, former mayor of Sioux Lookout and former employee of Wawatay Native Communications Society.
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