OHSWEKEN – A guitar player since the age of 10, Robbie Robertson was born in 1943
and holds roots in the Six Nations and Jewish communities.
Throughout his musical career Robertson has played with industry stars such as Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan.
Over the course of several studio albums recorded with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “The
Band” Robertson has penned countless musical classics including “Up on Cripple Creek,”
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and more. Since The Band’s farewell concert in
1976 he has also created music for many Martin Scorsese films such as “Raging Bull” and
“The Colour of Money,” as well as working with Dreamworks as a creative executive.
Robertson has released five solo albums and been the subject of a PBS documentary
called “Making a Noise”. In 1980 he produced and co-starred in the movie “Carny”. In
Canada he has won several Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters
Hall of Fame, been made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and received the Governor
General’s Performing Arts Award.
For his lifetime of achievements Robertson has been presented with awards by the
Grammy’s, the National Academy of Songwriters, and the Native American Music Awards.
As a member of the community, Six Nations of the Grand River will also be honouring him
with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Six Nations Elected Council.
“We are truly excited to recognize and honour Robbie’s many accomplishments,” said Chief
Ava Hill. “He is truly an inspiration to many artists.”
The award will be presented starting 2 p.m. on October 14, 2017 at the new Six Nations
Convention Centre located at 2593 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken. All are welcome to attend this free event.