Aboriginal country music sensation Shane Yellowbird has picked up a Juno nomination for Best Canadian Country Album for “Life Is Calling My Name.”

Yellowbird’s debut album immediately shot to the top of the charts with hit singles like “They’re all about you,” and, “Pick up truck.”

Yellowbird is no stranger to pan-Canadian recognition as he also won the Rising Star Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards last year. That award came on the heels of his awards for Best Male Artist, Best Country Album and Best Album of the Year at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

The Juno awards will be held in Calgary on April 6.

Suspected bootlegger busted

Chisasibi police cracked down hard on one of the community’s bootleggers January 25 in a raid on a house belonging to local resident Daniel Martinhunter.

There is a pending charge of bootlegging against Martinhunter, according to interim Police Director Robert Shem. However, the Nation could not confirm by press time if it was accepted by the Crown.

Alcohol, cigarettes and cash were seized but the amount was not disclosed.