ITAC was proud to present the JUNO Award category, Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Award

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) would like to congratulate DJ Shub for winning the new JUNO Award category, Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year, proudly sponsored and presented by ITAC.

Previously called Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year, the award has now been split into two awards: Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year (2022 nominees include Adrian Sutherland, DJ Shub, Jayli Wolf, Shawnee Kish and Snotty Nose Rez Kids) and Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year (2022 nominees include Fawn Wood, Joel Wood, Manitou Mkwa Singers II, NIMKII & THE NINIIS and Young Spirit). Congratulations to Fawn Wood for winning the Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year award.

“Sponsoring the Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year award at the JUNOS 2022 will further support the revitalization and broader understanding of Indigenous culture in a way that positively contributes to Indigenous communities,” says Keith Henry, President and CEO of ITAC. “We hope this new award category will inspire more Indigenous artists and creators from coast to coast to coast to explore their creativity and their imagination and follow their dreams.”