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WWE Superstar Mickie James to receive special honors at 17th annual NAMA ceremony


Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Mickie James to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The Native American Music Awards & Association has announced WWE Superstar and SMG Recording Artist Mickie James (Powhatan) will be inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
While growing up in Virginia, James was a tomboy who always loved riding horses and the wrestling business. Her strong Powhatan ancestry, tracing back to the Mattaponi reservation, is something she has always embraced throughout her career and still remains very proud of.
Today, a WWE Superstar and a six-time women's champion, Mickie Laree James is internationally recognized in the world of professional wrestling.
As a recording artist, she has released two full-length albums and two singles and is widely known in the country music circuit. Her single, "Shooting Blanks," released last November, was nominated by the NAMA for Song of the Year. She has also just released a new single, "Get Down," which is currently impacting country radio and can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon and other online digital retailers.
In addition to her Hall of Fame induction, Mickie will perform live at the awards ceremony. She will be joined by entertainers and musicians including Josh Halverson (Sioux) from NBC's "The Voice," brother rappers Lil Mike & Funny Bone (Pawnee/Choctaw) from "Americas Got Talent," Nahko of Nahko & Medicine for the People (Apache/Mohawk), Juno award winners and Grammy Award nominees Northern Cree (Cree), the Village People's Felipe Rose (Taino/Lakota), "The Revenant" actor Arthur Redcloud (Navajo), actor/musician Gary Farmer (Cayuga) and former Miss Universe Ashley Callingbull (Cree).
NAMA is a celebration of music and entertainment founded by the world's first and largest national professional membership-based organization for the advancement and recognition of contemporary and traditional music initiatives by artists with Native American heritage.
The 17th annual Native American Music Awards is hosted by the Seneca Nation of Indians (one of the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy) and will be held inside the Seneca Events Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 and are available through Ticketmaster or by visiting the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino box office at 310 Fourth St. Call 877-873-6322.
The awards ceremony will be preceded by a free pre-show red carpet event on the mezzanine starting at 6 p.m. It will include live music performances by Seneca Nation bands JJ White and Red Rhythm.

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