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posted 28 February 2003 02:19 PM      Profile for themorninglight   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An idol to many in my family. Short but informative article from The Star.

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Robertson knows first hand the industry's reluctance to change. But he also knows that if you push hard enough, you can get things done.

Robertson, whose mother was a Mohawk and who spent part of his childhood on the Six Nations Reserve, lobbied hard for the Grammy Awards to add a category for Native American music. His efforts were finally rewarded when he handed out the first award at the 2001 Grammys.

"To think that we had to fight to get the original music of this continent included," he said. "They already had a polka category. I love a good polka; don't get me wrong. But it's polka. Hello?"



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