Digawolf nominated for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year at the JUNOS

Digawolf is a Canadian rock music group from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Bands front-man is singer and songwriter Jesse Gon, a musician from Behchokǫ̀. (Photo courtesy of Susan O'Grady, Digawolf Publicist)

Digawolf is heading to this year’s JUNO Awards, the album Yellowstone has been nominated for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year.

“It’s quite an honour to be nominated,” Jesse Gon, Digawolf frontman said. “I’m in Toronto right now and it’s quite an awesome feeling.”

Digawolf, who is a highly respected Tłı̨chǫ and English language band from Yellowknife, was nominated for the same Juno in 2010 when it was formerly known as the Aboriginal album of the year.

CKLB Radio asked Diga if he would be performing at this year’s JUNOS, his response was “Probably not,”  but said he would if the opportunity arises.

“I will be representing the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife and especially the Tłı̨chǫ Nation,” Gon said. “I’m pretty proud of that and really proud of the Digawolf team. This is all about working with people and having a team around you.”

Three other albums have been nominated for this year’s award in the same category: nipiy by ​nêhiyawak, Siqinnaarut by ​Northern Haze and ataataga ​by Riit. 

The awards are scheduled for March 15 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite nominee for JUNO Fan Choice at junofanchoice.ca




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Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.