By far, one of the best entertainers we've had the privilege of working closely with is the Aboriginal stage hypnotist, Scott Ward. You've probably seen him perform in your community or function because he is EVERWHERE!
He works closely with our good buddy Dakota House who operates the non-profit group "Going MILES". Together they travel to Aboriginal communities across Canada delivering empowerment workshops and keynotes.
We strongly recommend Scott Ward and Going MILES!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Edmonton, AB November 6th, 2007 REDDNATION WINS BIG Canadian Native rap sensation REDDNATION took home one of the biggest prizes at the 2nd Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg Nov 2nd at the MTS Centre. The awards, which are determined by votes sent in by fans, were broadcast nationally on APTN and hosted by Corner Gas' Lorne Cardinal and Gabrielle Miller. REDDNATION, were nominated in four categories (Best Producer, Best Group or Duo, Best Music Video and Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year). They took home the award for Best Group or Duo, which was a feat in itself as no rap group had ever won an award outside of the Best Rap or Hip-Hop category. Proving that native rap music is making progress as one of the most popular forms of Aboriginal music. They were also nominated for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year, which was a huge nomination as well. RN would like to congratulate all the winners and the nominees. For more info visit http://www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com. RN would also like to thank the following people for making Manito Ahbee a memorable event: Errol Ranville, Lisa Meeches, Rose Thomas, Digging Roots, Leela Gilday, Eagle and Hawk, Vince Fontaine, AFN Chief Phil Fontaine, Julie Lafreniere, 7th Generation, Dave from Burnt Project 1, Marcel, Da Skelpa Squad, and Wab Kinew.
Reddnation is in the new issue of SAY Magazine, featuring Adam Beach, Michelle Thrush, Tom Bee, Billy Joe Green and a host of other prominent Aboriginal people. You can check it out online at http://www.saymag.com Special thanks to Gerald Auger and the rest of the SAY Mag staff!
**REDDNATION DOES IT AGAIN - THANKS TO THE FANS** REDDNATION has once again maintained all categories they submitted for at the 2007 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards! The APCMA's just announced the nominees (Sept 13th), and REDDNATION and DARREN BRULE are nominated in their 4 respective categories. This also announces the start of Round 2, as voting opens once again to determine the winners which are announced at the televised ceremony this coming November. To view all the nominees visit http://www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com. To cast your votes for ROUND TWO, log-in with your PIN and PASSWORD. The categories RN is nominated for are: BEST MUSIC VIDEO ABORIGINAL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BEST GROUP OR DUO BEST PRODUCER/ENGINEER A very big THANK YOU goes out to the fans who took the time to vote for us, the great part of these awards is the fact its truly the People's Choice on who wins. THANK YOU ALL and we look forward to your contined support in ROUND 2!! REDDNATION
NEWS Visit Our BLOG: http:///blog.myspace.com/reddnation1 NEW SONG As promised, RN has released a new song on their official Myspace page at myspace.com/reddnation1! The song is called "Sweet Lady" and is dedicated to that special lady in your life. For some its their mother, their daughter, you get the idea. RN pays homage to the women on our lives, and we hope you enjoy it. Production is by Lazy Four member Waria Child. LATEST NEWS Wow where to begin... First off, our apologies for not keeping this website updated things have been very hectic the last month. Nevertheless here we goooo As some of you may have noticed Anasaz hasn't been around the website lately. Reason is, he was released from RN so he could focus his efforts on a solo career and take some personal down-time. We wish him the best and thank him for his contributions to the group over the past three years. Shows RN has been busy performing across Western Canada over the past month, kicking things off with the National Aboriginal Day event in Ottawa, ON on June 21st and 22nd. The welcome was incredible and the shows were just as good. The first show was at the spectacular Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, QC on June 21st. A who's-who of Canada's top acts were involved in this great event including Shane Yellowbird, Lucy Idlout, Susan Agluklark, Dallas Arcand, Plex, Burnt Project 1, and Deric Starlight. The next day on June 22nd RN took to the main stage at Victoria Island Park. A very special thanks to the coordinators at Aboriginal Experiences for having us! Then in July RN travelled north to their second home of NWT to perform at the Tlicho Annual Assembly in Rae-Edzo, NWT. They were part of Dakota House's Going M.I.L.E.S. tour featuring hypnotist Scott Ward, Adrian LaChance, Rocky Dumais, James Jones (Bboy Caution), Michelle Thrush and of course Dakota House (North of 60). The stay was great as always and a special thank you to Tony Rabesca and Teya Moore for bringing us back! More recently, RN just returned from East Prairie Metis Settlement for their Metis Youth Conference. Joining RN was Edmonton's renowned Gang Awareness Team of Wally Arcand and Mysta Kree. The Gang Awareness Team spoke to the youth about the harsh realities of gang life and shared their experiences. Then RN took to the stage and demonstrated why they are at the top of the game, they all but blew the roof off at this event and the youth loved it! Special thanks to the East Prairie Metis Settlement for having RN and the Gang Awareness Team! Then after tearing down from the East Prairie show it was off to Little Black River First Nation in Manitoba. They spoke to the youth and performed at their annual Treaty Days celebration. The youth were ecstatic at having RN there, as the organizer's so graciously put it, "We wanted the best, so we got the best!" Thank you to Chief Sheldon Kent and David Bird for allowing us to speak to the youth and perform at their special event! Up next, RN returns to one of their home communities on August 11th in Wabasca/Desmarais for Bigstone Cree Nation's Treaty Days celebrations! In late August they will also be going to British Columbia stay tuned for the show announcement. 2007 ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS Fan favourites RN are once again up for nominations at this year's APCMA's in Winnipeg during the Manitoahbee Festival November 2nd. Go to the website and vote once again for this groundbreaking group! This year they are in various categories after taking the prize for "Best Rap or Hip-Hop CD" last year. Now or Never is up for several categories so be sure to vote in the first round which begins August 13th! Remember WE NEED YOUR VOTES!
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