The broadcasts will feature a two hour edited version of the Eighth Annual Native American Music Awards originally taped at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida with over one dozen live music performances, awards presentations, a Hall of Fame tribute to the late Link Wray and a Lifetime Achievement presentation to Tiger Tiger. Special guests include; Little Steven, John Trudell, and Rita Coolidge among others.
Colours Television Network is a production of Black Star Communications (BSC). BSC is an African American-owned non-profit corporation formed for civic, charitable and educational purposes reaching over 12,000,000 households.
Directed by Andy Anderson, and co-produced by Seminole Broadcasting, post production editing support was also received by the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, Indigenous Peoples Music, and Foxwoods Media Arts Department.
The Annual Native American Music Awards, N.A.M.A. or NAMMYS, which USA Today urges to “take seriously” and Indian Country Today has called, “Awesome & Incredible” proudly honors the outstanding musical achievements of Native American artists from across the country in over 30 Awards categories. Founded in 1998 by music industry veteran Ellen Bello, the Native American Music Awards has grown to become the country's leading resource for preserving and promoting the songs of American Indian musicians and celebrating their gift of music with others around the world. The organization has been acclaimed for having all the professionalism and production values of much larger events like the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards (American Federation of Radio Television Artists) and maintains the nation's largest Native American music archive in the world.