THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Mountain Singers have been nominated for the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards in the Best Group of Dou category. The Thunder Mountain Singers received their drum name from the late Margaret Pierre from Fort William First Nation. It was her vision that through the drum the First Nation youth would return to their traditional culture. The Thunder Mountain Singers continue to the share their traditional teachings and songs with the youth.
The depth of musical talent across Northwestern Ontario is as deep as Lake Superior.
As well, Shy-Anne Hovorka has been nominated in the Best Aboriginal Video of the Year for “Can’t Change the World” and in the Aboriginal Song Writer of the Year category.
Edmonton’s Shawn Bernard, or Feenix who played to an enthusiastic crowd in Thunder Bay in early 2011 has also been nominated for best Rap or Hip Hop CD for Collabanation and Best Music Video for Strong.