Buffy Sainte-Marie to be honoured for lifetime contribution to aboriginal music at 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

             Haida Gwaii Singer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and
        Industry Builder Bruce Ruddell to Also Receive Special Honours

    TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Legendary Canadian artist Buffy Sainte-Marie
will be honoured with the Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music award at
the 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA), to be held at the Rogers
Centre in Toronto November 28, 2008.
    Additional Special Honour awards will be presented at the annual event,
which salutes the best of Aboriginal music in Canada, to Haida Gwaii singer
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, recipient of the Keeper of Traditions in
Aboriginal Music award and composer, arranger, music director, conductor,
writer and artistic director Bruce Ruddell, this year's Music Industry Special
Honour recipient.
    Established to recognize dedicated individuals influential to the
development of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Industry, the CAMA Special
Honours will be presented at the 2008 CAMA gala November 28th.
    The CAMA's 26 juried awards will also be handed out as part of the
celebrations, which will feature performances by top Aboriginal performers
from across Canada. Leading the nominations for the 2008 CAMAs are country
star Crystal Shawanda and roots rockers Eagle & Hawk, with five nods each.

    Visit www.canab.com to view the full media release and apply for
accreditation for the event.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Cori Ferguson -
cori@coriferguson.com or (416) 451-2674

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