Robbie Robertson to receive Six Nations of the Grand River Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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  1. We, at Piapot First Nation, have Buffy Sainte-Marie. Six Nations has Robbie Robertson. Legends both.

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