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2022 Indigenous Super Stars Music Awards Announces Winners

 (Winnipeg MB, 02/13/2022) - 2022 Indigenous Super Stars Music Awards proudly announces the winners. The Indigenous Super Stars Music Awards recognizes the unique artistry of Indigenous musicians, and encourages Indigenous Artists to submit to the Inaugural Indigenous Super Stars Music Awards.  The award will increase awareness of your craft, and gain recognition on-line and promotion.  Indigenous Music is being recognized throughout the world and gaining momentum every day.

Indigenous Super Stars Music Awards promotes its award honorees through social media and

Best Pop

Melody McArthur

Best Folk

Sandra Sutter

Best Opaskwayak Cree Nation

In memory of Rick Ballantyne 

Desiree Dorion

Best Music Cover Art

Robin Sabiston-Cisek

Rising Star

In Memory of

Jacquie Black

Melody McArthur


Gabriel Ayala

Best Female

Desiree Dorion

Best Male

William ‘Rellik’ LaBlanc

Best Rock

Michael Paul

Best Spiritual

Sandra Sutter

Best Hip Hop

Stun – Winston Chubb

Best Music Video

CJ Loane

Emerging Artist

Robin Sabiston-Cisek

Best Native American Flute

Jan Michael Looking Wolf

Best Indigenous Radio Show

The Raven 89.3 FM Edmonton

Best Country

Desiree Dorion

Best Indigenous Language/Inuk

Michael Paul

Life Time Achievement

In memory of

Vince Fontaine

Jan Michael Looking Wolf

Dedicated to the late
Richard (Ric) Daniel Ballantyne


Ric grew up on the Metis Community of Umperville Settlement next to Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB.  When Ric was 12 he experienced a life changing moment.  He was in Saskatchewan with family who were staying at a hotel where a band was staying an playing and playing in the hotel room next door.  Well, from there he wanted a guitar, and he never looked back.  He had such amazing talent.  He was self-taught, and in turn, had taught so many other people how to play.  He was a good teacher, and he always used his quiet and respectful manner in doing so.  He was part of several bands, including Riverhorse.  He always played with other bands, including Frozen Ducks, where asked.  At the age of 20, his talent could’ve taken him to celebrity status, when a local music store owner referred his name as guitarist for Guns’ N Roses but he declined as he was expecting his first child and remained himself a “star” in his own way.

Throughout his life music was his passion, but his biggest passion was his four children.  Ric was a single father and a grandfather. Ric was also a hunter, trapper and fisherman.   Ric gained his treaty status in Opaskwayak Cree Nation 1988, through Bill C-31.  Ric’s grandfather was the late Chief Cornelius Bignell.

Ric will always be remembered for sharing his love of music with his many friends and family.