The RBC Champions Awardsrecognized Sandra as one of the top 100 most influential women for making a distinct and describable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace. A champion has the unique and special opportunity to become a role model to support, teach and become a visible advocate for the equitable treatment of women. Read the biography published in the Financial Post.
September will be a very busy month for Sandra, as she performs at Concert at the Cave, Banff on Sept. 2; Bring Your Wisdom Women's Conference, Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, on Sept. 10; A Symphonic Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, Knox United Church, Calgary on Sept. 28; and Pokaiks: The Children, Central Memorial Park, Calgary on Sept 29.
Sandra, along with Chris Burke-Gaffney and Vince Fontaine, was honoured at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards as the Best Producers-Engineers for Sandra's debut Album Cluster Stars, which was also nominated for Best Pop Album. The awards ceremony took place on May 17 in Winnipeg at the Club Regent Events Centre. Last year, Sandra won Best Americana Recording at the Native American Music Awards and was nominated in three other categories.
Sandra was one of 19 recipients of this year’s Esquao Award, recognizing the significant role of Aboriginal women in contributing to their communities throughout Alberta. She was selected by the Institute for the advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) in the field of Arts in recognition of her extensive community work and song-writing that promotes a spirit of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Read news release.
Sandra was also be honoured as a role model in the Arts at the 24th Annual Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta Awards on August 31 at the River Creek Resort and Casino, Enoch, AB. For more details, click here.
Sandra and her debut album, Cluster Stars, received two nominations for the Indigenous Music Awards, to be held this year in Winnipeg. Sandra was nominated for Best Producer and Best Pop Album.