Elisapie Isaac nabs Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music nomination
Public decides who wins
Nunavik singer Elisapie Isaac is up for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award.
Isaac has been nominated as Aboriginal female of the year, as part of the Canadian music awards whose winners are decided by voters.
The Salluit-born performer is up against four other female artists: Vancouver hip hopper JB the first lady, Dene singer/singwriter Leela Gilday, Metis gospel singer Yvonne St. Germaine and folk rocker Kristi Lane Sinclair.
Isaac is the only Inuit performer to receive a nomination in this year’s awards.
Isaac has had a strong year with the success of her most recent album, “There Will Be Stars,” which has brought her a following across the country, in Europe and the United States, where the album was launched this past June.
Fans now have until Oct. 6 to cast a vote for Isaac and performers in other categories on the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards website, where all the nominees are listed.
The awards show will take place over two nights on Nov. 3 and 4. The second night will be broadcast live on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Watch Isaac’s new music video for the song “Turning My Back” here.