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Tribal members earn music award for Best Rap Hip Hop Video


From left, Joel Boyd, Tony Louie, James Pakootas, Daniel Nanamkin and Cody Miller at the Native American Music Awards in New York Nov. 2, where Louie, Pakootas and Nanamkin accepted the award for the best hiphop rap video.

Three Colville tribal members won a Native American Music Award for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video at the awards ceremony Nov. 2 in Niagara Falls, New York.

James Pakootas, Daniel Nanamkin, and Tony Louie won the "Nammy" award for the video for the song "Break These Chains," which is available to view on Youtube and will be linked to in the online edition of this article at

Louie performs under his own name, while Pakootas performs under the name Just Jamez, and Daniel Nanamkin performs under the name Big D.

James is a professional speaker, producer, and artist; Louie is a...

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