Russell Means to enter Native American Music Awards Hall

BY STAFF REPORTS
05/02/2013 04:08 PM
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – The 14th annual Native American Music Awards will be inducting the late Native American activist, actor and musician Russell Means into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame on May 10 at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls.

As a musician, Means released two national recordings, the 16-track Electric Warrior, on Warrior Records in 1993 and The Radical, released on the American Indian Music Company Inc. in 1995.

Means died in October 2012 at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D. at age 72. He described his music as a tribal experience that included all genres of music. He called his own music and words Rap-ajo.

He entered the entertainment business in both film and music to try to change mainstream attitudes toward American Indians. His recordings contained songs titled “Nuclear World,” “Paha Sapa,” “Wounded Knee Set Us Free,” “Chief Joseph,” “Conspiracy To Be Free” and more.

His wife, Pearl, will be present to receive the Hall of Fame Induction. Native American Music Award winner CC Murdock will perform a musical tribute, accompanied by images of Means throughout his life. CC Murdock, who won Best Country Recording in 2011, will be performing the song “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”

Copies of Russell Means’ CD recordings will be available at the awards.

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