World Music Memorial for Joanne Shenandoah

Award-Winning Native American Singer Joanne Shenandoah Dies at 64

Joanne Shenandoah, one of the leading artists in the Native American music scene, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021.Joanne Shenandoah was an influential singer and the recipient of numerous Native American Music Awards.The Native American Music Awards issued this statement: “It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that the Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) share in the outpouring of grief of our beloved friend, Lifetime Achievement honoree, and 14 time Award winner, Joanne Shenandoah, following the announcement of her passing.

On Monday, November 22nd approaching midnight EST, Joanne Shenandaoh died at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona following complications of abdominal bleeding and suffering a cardiac arrest. She was surrounded by her husband, Doug George-Kanentiio and daughter Leah.

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