Islander to be honoured at music awards

  • Oct. 21, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, of Skidegate and Vancouver, will receive a special honour award at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Ms Williams-Davidson will receive the Keeper of Traditions in Aboriginal Music award at a gala November 28 in Toronto. She’s an accomplished singer and dancer and co-founded the Skidegate Haida Dancers in 1978. Buffy Sainte-Marie will be honoured with a lifetime contribution award at the same ceremony.The CAMA’s 26 juried awards will also be handed out as part of the celebrations, which will feature performances by top Aboriginal performers from across Canada. Leading the nominations for the 2008 CAMAs are country star Crystal Shawanda and roots rockers Eagle & Hawk, with five nods each.