Robbie Robertson Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Robbie Robertson, who rose to fame as the singer, songwriter and guitarist with

the pivotal folk-rock group the Band, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

at the first Native American Music Awards ceremony at Foxwoods Resort Casino in

Connecticut on May 24. Also at the event, Jimi Hendrix, who was part

Cherokee, will be inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame. Featured

performers include Robertson and Walela, a group fronted by singer Rita

Coolidge. Presenting awards will be guitarist/songwriter Bruce Cockburn,

musician and poet John Trudell, former Guns n' Roses drummer

Steven Adler and singer Richie Havens. The ceremony will be hosted

by Vegas crooner Wayne Newton.