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Dawn Karima wins Native American Music Award

 

Last updated 7/27/2013 at 2:05pm

Honey Dawn Karima

Dr. Dawn Karima Pettigrew received the NAMMY for “Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording”. The Desire of Nations by Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker won Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording. A motivational speaker, journalist and award-winning filmmaker, she has a BA from Harvard and the MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her doctorate in Native American Studies/Film&Media Studies.

NIAGARA FALLS, NY—In a sold out show, the Native American Music Association awarded Dr. Dawn Karima Pettigrew the NAMMY for “Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording” at their 14th annual Awards gala at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, New York. The Desire of Nations by Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker won Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording. On Friday, May 10 2013, the Native American Music Awards honored musicians from all across North America through a flawless ceremony that also featured special performances by Lynryd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke and Nelly Furtado. Over 30 Awards were presented in a variety of different genres and categories that evening.  Winners were selected by the votes of the general public.

Dr. Dawn Karima Pettigrew hosts “A Conversation with Dawn Karima”, a Native American talk show on TalktainmentRadio. The author of two novels,The Way We Make Sense and The Marriage of Saints and co-author of  Children Learn What They Read, lives on the Qualla Boundary Reservation. Her first CD, The Worship of Angels, was also a NAMMY nominee. She is also a motivational speaker, journalist and award-winning filmmaker. She has a BA from Harvard and the MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her doctorate is in Native American Studies/Film&Media Studies. The professional model and actress is currently Ms. American Indian Beauty, and has reigned as Ms. Native American Worldwide, Ms. Native American Achievement and Miss North Carolina Achievement. The Gospel singer teaches Native American Studies at the university level, and is a shellshaker and women’s traditional powwow dancer. The Desire of Nations is available at itunes, http://www.cdbaby.com/honeydawnkarima, AMAZON and at http://www.writtenheritage.com.

 
 

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