AFTER A LONG FIVE YEAR HIATUS, THE NCI JAM IS BACK!
The night was an amazing success, celebrating the amazing talent as well as language of our indigenous people. Congratulations to all of our winners, as well as sponsors including Canadian Heritage, APTN, Rick Therrien at Jim Gauthier Chevrolet, Chicken Chef, University of Manitoba Office of Indigenous Engagement, Home Phone Reconnect Indigenous Languages of Manitoba, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hermanos Restaurant and Wine Bar, Assiniboine Credit Union, and Edna Nabess Cree-Ations! Congratulations to our winners:
The Sidney Castel Memorial Award : Albert Audy of Sapotawayak First Nation
3rd Place: Norway Rabliauskas of Poplar River First Nation
2nd Place: Keara Barrett of Norway House First Nation
1st Place: Jesse Genaille of Swan River First Nation
THE OFFICIAL CONTESTANTS FOR THE 2019 NCI JAM ARE:
BERTHA WHITFORD – MALLARD
ERNIE HARPER – RED SUCKER LAKE
CHARITY CHOKEN – PEGUIS
JESSE GENAILLE – SWAN RIVER
ROXY FLETT– CROSS LAKE
JACK HARPER – GARDEN HILL
BEN KYLNE – DUCK BAY
ZACK RICHARDS – OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION
ALBERT AUDY – SAPOTAWAYAK First Nation
DANIEL KENT – LITTLE BLACK RIVER
KEARA BARRETT – NORWAY HOUSE
NORWAY RABLIAUSKAS – POPLAR RIVER
BRANDI EVANS – CROSS LAKE
DARRIN HANSLIP – LAKE MANITOBA
SHERRI SHORTING – LITTLE SASKATCHEWAN
STEWIE D. ENEMY – PEEPEEKISIS
FELISHA HARTIG – LITTLE BLACK RIVER
*LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE*
PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1ST PLACE : $4,000
2ND PLACE: $3,000
3RD PLACE: $2,000
THE SIDNEY CASTEL MEMORIAL AWARD $1,000
THE NCI JAM BACKGROUND:
The NCI Jam is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 5th in Winnipeg and will feature 17 amateur Indigenous singers with a professional back-up band.
The talent show offers $10,000.00 in prize monies in four separate categories (1st, 2nd, 3rdand the Sidney Castel Memorial Award).
The NCI Jam has a long history (which began in 1987). It is broadcast live on NCI-FM and will be re-broadcast within three-weeks after its initial broadcast.
2019 is recognized as “the Year of Indigenous languages” which is an important part of NCI’s mandate.
Therefore we are seeking some Indigenous language from all 17 contestants…not to worry if you don’t speak your language or you are not a fluent speaker
THE NCI JAM IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: