According to Indian Country Today, Gil will be hosting the upcoming Native American Music Awards on October 3rd.
The awards will be held Oct. 3 at the Seneca Entertainment Center in the Seneca Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Gil Birmingham who has received recent public acclaim for his portrayal as Billy Black in “Twilight.” Birmingham’s other TV and screen credits include; “Dreamkeeper,” “Skins,” “Nip/Tuck,” “10 Items or Less,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and his powerful portrayal of Dogstar in Steven Spielberg’s six-part TV miniseries, “Into the West.” Birmingham will return as Billy Black in the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” scheduled for release in November 2009.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the inclusion of Gil Birmingham to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel for the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards,” said Karen Karsten, executive director of entertainment for Seneca Gaming Corporation. Gil represents the very best of what NAMA stands for – a formal recognition of outstanding contributions in the arts by Native American performers. We couldn’t be more honored to have Gil join us in Niagara Falls for this very prestigious occasion.”