11th Annual Native American Music Awards to be Broadcast Live on the Internet

All Winners To Be Announced On Saturday, October 3, 2009

New York 9-09

The 11th Annual Native American Music Awards (N.A.M.A.) will be broadcast live in its entirety in a free internet broadcast via Single Feather Media, LLC on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Single Feather Media, a native american owned multimedia company, will provide the internet broadcast for this year's show. Single Feather's CEO, Michael Johnson stated, "It is our pleasure to provide the video webcast of the 11th annual Native American Music Awards.

I believe in promoting native american arts and entertainment, and the NAMA awards are as big as it gets in Indian country."

Hosted by Twilight's Gil Birmingham, the three hour Native American Music Awards program will feature over 15 live music performances and 30 Awards categories from every genre of music as well as a Hall of Fame induction of the late Ritchie Valens (Yaqui) with a special tribute performance featuring Valens' younger brother Mario and Buddy Holly's Tommy Allsup (Cherokee).

Some of the featured nominee performances include; classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, Eagle & Hawk, opera singer Jennifer Stevens, Joanne Shenandoah & Michael Bucher, Jana, Tonemah, Shane Yellowbird, and rock/funk guitarist Stevie Salas who will receive a Lifetime Achievement award plus others.

The live broadcast can be viewed on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 8:00PM Eastern Standard Time at WWW.NATIVEAMERICANMUSICAWARDS.COM   or going directly to the website; WWW.SINGLEFEATHERMEDIA.COM .

For the past decade, N.A.M.A. has been nominating and awarding prominent national recording artists of Native American heritage at its annual Awards ceremony, a highly celebratory and critically acclaimed event.