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SSIMA proudly celebrates Indigenous artists from across Canada by showcasing the diverse and growing music and culture of Indigenous artistic expression and accomplishment within the Indigenous community. 

Reintroducing Aboriginal Music Awards

A significant void left by the cessation of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) in 2011 has now been filled by reintroducing an adjudicated awards process dedicated to promoting Indigenous music excellence.  

Category winners will be announced and honoured at a special ceremony and live-streamed show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Saturday June 12th, 2021.    

a celebration of Canadian music and legacy

The presentation of Indigenous music has been a cornerstone of the Festival for over 22 years including the partnership with the nationally broadcast Indigenous Day Live Concerts in 2017 and 2018. As host city, Canada’s Capital provides an excellent opportunity to reach out not only to Canadian audiences and media but to invite international visitors as well to participate in this new, significant celebration of Canadian music and legacy. 

An event like SSIMA is poised to become an integral part of Canada’s cultural presence in years to come and ensures Indigenous music is experienced by an ever-wider audience.

SSIMA and the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is produced by  Indigenous entertainment and tourism firm, Indigenous-Experiences.ca, on behalf of the National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee.  An Artist Advisory Circle comprised of Canadian Indigenous music leaders supports the initiative through strategic and artistic advice and counsel. 

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa this June!

Tickets for this evening of world-class Indigenous entertainment coming soon.

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