and Friends' "Oklahoma Style" was nominated for best Native American music album.Ahhaitty
first heard of the nomination when The Oklahoman
contacted him Thursday at his
didn't believe it at first.
"I knew it (the album) was out there, but I didn't think anything would come of it," he
said."That's kind of why I'm surprised."Ahhaitty, social services director of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, led a singing and drumming group at the 35th annual Southern California Orange County Powwow.He
agreed to be recorded, and the album came out this year.