Darwin's Amphitheatre celebrated under the stars and with the stars, with Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original and Electric Fields all taking home major awards.
triple j Unearthed winner Baker Boy opened the proceedings with a touching tribute to the late Dr G. Yunupingu which kicked off a night off elation and emotions.
2017 National Indigenous Music Award WinnersArtist of the Year: Troy Cassar-Daley
Song of the Year: A.B. Original ft. Dan Sultan – 'January 26'
Album of the Year: 'Things I Carry Around' – Troy Cassar-Daley
New Talent of the Year: Electric Fields
Film Clip of the Year: A.B. Original ft. Dan Sultan – 'January 26'
triple j Unearthed High Indigenous Award: Rebecca Hatch
Community Music Clip of the Year: 'Save the Water (Ngaba)': Halls Creek Indigenous Hip Hop Project
Traditional Awards:'Wangga: Complete CD Set'
Galiliwa Nunggarrgalu, John Lalbich for Mardayin Skin Ceremony 2016 Numbulwar
John Murrungun, Samson Ngalmi, Samuel Ngalmi for Mardayin Skin Ceremony 2016 Numbulwar
Jeff Nunggarrgalu, Graham Nunggarrgalu for Numburindi Festival 2016 Numbulwar
Giningayi Ngalmi, Richard Ngalmi for Numburindi Festival 2016 Numbulwar
Kerwin Murrungun, David Murrungun, Dean Austin Bara, Bradley Bara for Numburindi Festival 2016 Numbulwar