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Metis artist nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award

Press Release

December 01, 2016

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Amanda Rheaume continues to be recognized in the music industry for her incredible talent! Rheaume has been nominated once again for the Canadian Folk Music Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Award.

Amanda won the award back in 2014 and that same year also received a Juno nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year. Rheaume’s nominated album, Holding Patterns, was produced by Jim Bryson. Click here for more information on the album. This year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards will take place on December 3 at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre.

One of the standouts on Holding Patterns is the song Red Dress, which features singer Chantal Kreviazuk. The song is meant to honour and raise awareness on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. Proceeds for the song will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Safety and Violence Prevention Program. To buy the song and support this great cause, please visit iTunes.

Amanda recently performed at the 2016 MNO Annual General Assembly where she performed her newly recorded song We Aspire. The MNO commissioned Amanda to write a song based on the MNO Statement of Prime Purpose that captures the spirit and our MNO success stories. The song is now featured in the MNO We Aspire commercials that are running on the APTN television network. Click here to listen to and download We Aspire in MP3 format.

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