A huge congratulation goes to the Saskatchewan-born musician Buffy Sainte-Marie as she is the 2015 Polaris Prize winner.

Sainte-Marie, 74, was nominated for her bold album Power In Blood following her tradition of making music that celebrates her indigenous culture, and paving her own musical path for five decades.

“To me, a good song stays relevant even though other good ones come along,” reads Sainte-Marie’s biography. “I feel like all my songs are coming from the 3-year-old I’ll always be, and the ones I keep loving are fresh to me every time I perform them.”

With that in mind, it proves why Sainte-Marie is the rightful winner of $50,000 that goes to a Canadian musician or band with the “highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history”;.

Before receiving a standing ovation at The Carlu in downtown Toronto, Sainte-Marie gave thanks to all of her producers and those that supported her.

“I just thank you very much for bringing the music to the people. This album was all made in Toronto by the way, every bit of it.”;

Other bands and artists that were nominated was Drake, Caribou, Alvvays, The New Pornographers, Ghostface Killah, BRAIDS, Tobias Jesso Jr., Viet Cong and Jennifer Castle.